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Vol. XIX. 



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SOMERSET MEDIEVAL WILLS. 

(SECOND SEMES.) 

i5oi-i53o. 

WITH SOME SOMERSET WILLS 
PRESERVED AT LAMBETH. 



EDITED BY 



The Rev. F. W. WEAVER, M.A., F.S.A., 

Honorary General Secretary of the Somersetshire Archaological 
and Natural History Society. 



PRINTED FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. 
1903. 



LONDON: 
HARRISON AND SONS, PRINTERS IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY, 
ST. MARTIN'S LANK. 



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The volume now issued to the subscribers is a continuation 
of vol xvi, and provides a further instalment of Wills from 1501 
to 1530, with an Appendix of Wills of various dates preserved 
in the Archiepiscopal Registers at Lambeth Palace. The original 
intention was to have included all the Wills at Somerset House 
before 1558, at which date the collections of the late Rev. 
F. Brown {Somerset Wills y 6 vols., 1887- 1890) begin ; but their 
number and size rendered this impracticable. If possible, the 
gap still remaining will be filled up by volume xx, to be issued 
in 1904. Unfortunately the steady shrinkage in the number of 
subscribers renders it more and more difficult to find the money 
for the necessary expense of transcribing the records waiting 
to be printed. 

The issue of the Blue Book containing the report of the 
Commission on Local Records, with the Appendix of what 
may fairly be called " Awful Revelations " as regards their 
present condition, has drawn public attention to the wealth of 
records which relate to the everyday life of the people from the 
dawn of the seventeenth century, to be found in nearly every 
County and Ancient Borough. Few seem to be aware of their 
existence, and fewer still of their value. Though two generations 
have passed away since the Duke of Wellington saw no harm 



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in allowing the Tower Records to perish since the process did 
not interfere with the muskets, the same spirit seems to actuate 
the majority of the guardians of Local Records at the present 
day. The condition of the Somerset County Records occupies 
a middle position. On the one hand they are collected together 
in the Shire Hall at Taunton, dry, and in safe custody. On the 
other hand, they are dirty, in considerable disorder, and without 
calendar of contents. The oldest County documents date from 
1600 or a few years earlier ; and they are of those special classes 
which have been found, when examined, to throw a flood of 
light on the daily life of the people. A volume of Quarter 
Sessions Records^ containing the reign of James I. or the period 
down to the outbreak of the Civil War, would seem very 
appropriate to the aims of the Somerset Record Society. 

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THE RIGHT REVEREND BISHOP HOBHOUSE, D.D. 

SIR H. C. MAXWELL LYTE, M.A., K.C.B. 

C. E. H. CHADWYCK HEALEV, ESQ., K.C. 

E. GREEN, ESQ., F.S.A. 

THE RIGHT HON. H. HOBHOUSE, ESQ., M.P. 

REV. CANON T. SCOTT HOLMES, M.A. 

J. F. F. HORNER, ESQ., M.A. 

REV. W. HUNT, M.A. 

REV. E. H. BATES, M.A. (Hon. Secretary). 

VOLUMES ALREADY ISSUED. 

VOL. 

I. 1887. Bishop Drokensford's Register, 1309-1329. Bishop 

HOBHOUSE. 

II. 1888. Somerset Chantries. E. Green, Esq., F.S.A. 

III. 1889. Kilty's Quest, &c, Somerset. F. H. Dickinson, 

Esq. 

IV. 1890. Prae-Reformation Churchwardens 1 Accounts. 

Bishop Hobhouse. 

V. 1891. Custumaria of Glastonbury Abbey, XHIth 

Century. C. J. Elton, Q.C. 
VI. 1892. Pedes Finium, 1196-1307. E. Green, Esq., F.S.A. 
VII. 1893. Two Chartularies of Bath Priory. Rev. W. 

Hunt, M.A. 



Ci)e £omer$et ftecortr &ocieti>. 



VOL. 

VIII. 1894. Bruton and Montacute Cartularies. Sir C. H. 

Maxwell Lyte, K.C.B., and Canon Holmes, M.A. 

IX— X. 1895-6. Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury's Register, 
1329-1363. 2 vols. Canon Holmes, M.A. 

XI. 1897. Somersetshire Pleas, XIHth Century. C. E. H. 

Chadwyck Healey, K.C. 

XII. 1898. Pedes Finium, 1308-1346. E. Green, Esq., F.S.A. 

XIII. 1899. Registers of Bishop Giffard, 1265-6, and Bishop 

Bowett, 1401-7. Canon Holmes, M.A. 

XIV. „ Cartularies of Muchelney and Athelney Abbeys. 

Rev. E. H. Bates, M.A. 

XV. 1900. Gerard's Survey of Somerset, 1633. Rev. E. H. 
Bates, M.A. 

XVI. 1901. Somerset Wills, XlVth and XVth Centuries. 
Rev. F. W. Weaver, M.A., F.S.A. 

XVII. 1902. Pedes Finium, 1347-1399. E. Green, Esq., F.S.A. 

XVIII. „ Hopton's Narrative of the Civil War. C. E. H. 
Chadwyck Healey, K.C. 

XIX. 1903. Somerset Wills, 1501-1530. Rev. F. W. Weaver, 
M.A., F.S.A. 

Most of tlie volumes can still be obtained. For list and price apply to the 

Secretary, 



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Antiquaries, The Society of, Burlington House, W. 

Badcock, H. J., Pitminster, Taunton. 

Bailward, T. H. M., Horsington, Templecombe. 

Baker, E. E., F.S.A., Dunkery, South Road, Weston-super-Mare. 

Bates, Rev. E. H., Puckington Rectory, Ilminster. 

Bath Field Club, 49, Pulteney Street, Bath. 

Batten, H. B., Aldon, Yeovil 

Bennett, Mrs., 2, Bradmore Road, Oxford. 

Bodleian Library, The, Oxford. 

Boston, Public Library, U.S.A., c/o Kegan Paul, Trench, Triibner 

and Co. 
Braikenridge, W. J., 16, Royal Crescent, Bath, 
Bramble, Lieut. -Col., Seafield, Weston-super-Mare. 
Bristol Museum and Reference Library, Queen's Road, Bristol. 
British Museum Library, care of Dulau and Co., 37* Soho Square, W. 
Brittain, Mrs., Failand Hill, Clifton, Bristol. 
Broadmead, W. B., Enmore Park, Bridgwater. 
Brooking-Rowe, J., Castle Barbican, Plympton. 
Buckle, E., 23, Bedford Row, W.C. 
Buller, Rev. Prebendary, West Monkton, Taunton. 



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Burton, Right Rev. Dr., Bishop's House, Clifton, Bristol. 
Bush, T. S., 20, Camden Crescent, Bath. 

Cambridge University Library, Cambridge. 

Cartwright, Rev. H. A., Whitestaunton, Chard. 

Chadwyck Healey, C. E. H., K.C., New Place, Porlock. 

Church, Rev. Canon, Wells, Somerset. 

Clark, W. S., Street, Glastonbury. 

Coleman, Rev. Prebendary, Vicars' Close, Wells, Somerset. 

Coles, J., Junr., 6, Keyford Terrace, Frome. 

Coles, Rev. V. S. S., Pusey House, Oxford. 

Commans, J. E., Macaulay House, Bath. 

Cork and Orrery, The Right Hon. The Earl of, Marston, Frome. 

Daniel, Rev. Prebendary W. E., Horsington, Templecombe. 
Davey, The Right Hon. Lord, 86, Brook Street, London, W. 
Day, H. C. A., Oriel Lodge, Clevedon. 
Duckworth, Rev. W. A., Orchardleigh Park, Frome. 
Dvson, J., Moorlands, Crewkerne. 

Ellis, Rev. J. H., 29, Collingham Gardens, South Kensington, S.W. 
Elwes, The Venerable E. L., Woolbeding Rectory, Midhurst. 
Elworihy, F. T., Foxdown, Wellington, Somerset. 
Eyre and Spottiswoode, 5, Middle New Street, E.C. 

Fane, The Right Hon. Sir S. B. Ponsonby, G.C.B., Brympton, Yeovil. 

Fox, F. F., Yate House, Yate, R.S.O. 

Foxcroft, Mrs., Hinton Charterhouse, Bath. 

Fry, The Right Hon. Sir Edward, Failand House, Bristol. 

Fry, E. A., 172, Edmund Street, Birmingham. 

Fry, F. J., Cricket St. Thomas, Chard. 

Gibbs, A., Tyntesfield, Nailsea. 
Gibbs, H. M., Barrow Court, Flax Bourton, R.S.O. 
Glastonbury Antiquarian Society, The, Glastonbury. 
Grafton, Rev. Prebendary, Vicarage, Castle Cary. 



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Green, E., F.S.A., Devonshire Club, St. James's, S.W. 
Guildhall Library, London, E.C. 

Hallett, T. P. G., Claverton Lodge, Bath. 

Hancock, Preb. F., Priory, Dunster, Taunton. 

Harvard University Library, The, U.S.A.; care of Kegan Paul, 

Trench, Triibner and Co. 
Hellier, Rev. H. G, Nempnett Vicarage, Chew Stoke, Bristol. 
Herringham, Rev. Prebendary, Old Cleeve Rectory, Taunton. 
Hickes, Rev. T. H. F., Hobswell House, Cheddar. 
Hobhouse, The Right Rev. Bishop, Wells, Somerset. 
Hobhouse, Mrs. E., Wells. 

Hobhouse, Right Hon. H., M.P., Hadspen House, Castle Cary. 
Hodgkinson, W. S., Glencot, Wells, Somerset. 
Holmes, Rev. Canon T. S., East Liberty, Wells, Somerset. 
Honnywill, Rev. J. E. W., Leigh on Mendip Vicarage, Bath. 
Horner, J. F. F., Mells Park, Frome. 
Hoskyns, H. W. P., 26, St. Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, S.W. 
Hudd, A. E., Clinton House, 94, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol. 
Humphreys, A. L., 187, Piccadilly, W. 

Hunt, Rev. W., 24, Phillimore Gardens, Campden Hill, Kensington, W. 
Hylton, Lord, Ammerdown Park, Radstock. 

Jenkyns, Rev. J., Durley Rectory, Bishop's Waltham. 
Jex-Blake, Very Rev. T. W., The Deanery, Wells. 

Kennion, The Right Rev. Dr., Bishop of Bath and Wells, The Palace, 

Wells, Somerset. 
King, A. J., 13, Queen's Square, Bath. 

Lincoln's Inn Library, London, W.C. 

London Library, St. James's Square, S.W. 

Long, Col. W., Congresbury, R.S.O., Somerset. 

Luttrell, G. F., Dunster Castle, Dunster. 

Lyte, Sir H. Maxwell, K.C.B., 3, Portman Square, W. 



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Marshall, J. C, Far Cross, Woole, Newcastle, Staffords. 
Melliar Foster-Melliar, W. M., North Aston, Deddington, Oxon. 
Mogg, W. R., Cholwell House, Temple Cloud, Bristol. 

New York Public Library, c/o B. F. Stevens, 4, Trafalgar Square, W.C. 
Norman, Dr., 12, Brock Street, Bath. 
Norris, H., South Petherton. 

Paget, Sir R., Bart., Cranmore Hall, Shepton Mallet. 

Paynter, J. B., Hendford Manor, Yeovil. 

Pearce, E., Taunton. 

Perceval, C. H. S., Longwitton Hall, Morpeth. 

Phelips, W. R., Montacute House, Montacute, S.O. 

Poole, Rev. R. B., Ilton Vicarage, Ilminster. 

Portman, The Right Hon. Viscount, Bryanston House, Blandford, Dorset. 

Powell, Rev. A. H., St. Mary's Vicarage, Bridgwater. 

Rogers, T. E., Yarlington House, Wincanton. 

Sherborne School Library, c/o F. Bennett, Parade, Sherborne. 

Skrine, H. M., Warleigh Manor, Bath. 

Sloper, E., Dashwood House, 9, New Broad Street, E.C. 

Smith, Rev. Prebendary, Brent Knoll Vicarage, Bridgwater. 

Somerset Arch, and Nat. Hist. Society, Castle, Taunton. 

Somerville, A. F., Dinder, Wells, Somerset. 

Stoate, W., Ashleigh, Burnham, Somerset. 

Strachey, Sir E., Bart., M.P., Sutton Court, Pensford, Bristol. 

Sully, T. N m Avalon House, Priory Road, Tyndalls Park, Clifton, Bristol. 

Thatcher, A. A., Midsomer Norton, Bath. 
Thatcher, E. J., Firfield House, Knowle, Bristol. 
Thompson, Rev. A., Montrose, Weston Park, Bath. 
Tite, C, Rosemount, Taunton, 



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Trask, C, Courtfield, Norton, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, S.O. 
Trevilian, E. B. Cely, Midelney Place, Curry Rivel, Taunton. 

Vaughan-Pryse, Mrs., Bwlchbychan, Maesycrugiau, R.S.O., South Wales, 

Wadham College Library, Oxford. 
Watson, E. J., St. John's Arch, Bristol. 
Watts, B. H., 13, Queen Square, Bath. 

Weaver, Rev. F. W., F.S.A., Milton Vicarage, Evercreech, Bath. 
Wells, The Cathedral Library, Somerset. 
Wells, The Theological College Library, Somerset. 
Were, F., Gratwicke Hall, Barrow Gurney, Flax Bourton, R.S.O. 
Wills, Sir W. H., Bart., Blagdon, Somerset. 
Winwood, Rev. H. H., ii, Cavendish Crescent, Bath. 
Wood, F. A., Highfield, Chew Magna, Somerset. 
Woodward, Miss, The Knoll, Clevedon. 

Wordsworth, The Right Rev. J., Lord Bishop of Salisbury, The 
Palace, Salisbury. [122.] 



Conttnte. 



PAGE. 

Report v 

Balance Sheet vii 

List of Publications ix 

List of Subscribers xi 

Preface • . xvii 

Somerset Wills, 1501-1530 1 

Lambeth Wills (i 363-1491) 286 

Index of Testators 357 

Index Rerum 362 

Index Locorum 374 

Index Nominum 387 



(preface 



This book is a continuation of the XVIth Volume of the 
Somerset Record Society. 

It consists of full abstracts of Wills at Somerset House from 
1501 to 1530 from the following registers: — 

1501-03 Blamyr. 1517-20 Ayloffe. 

1504-06 Holgrave. 1520-22 Maynwaryng. 

1506-08 Adeane. 1523-25 Bodfelde. 

1 508-1 1 Bennett. 1525-28 Porch. 

1511-14 Feti place. 1529-30 Jankyn. 
1 514-17 Holder. 

The latter part of the book contains 48 wills from the 
Archbishop's Registers at Lambeth Palace Library ranging 
from 1363 to 149 1. Among these will be found the wills of 
four Bishops of Bath and Wells : — 

Ralph de Salopia (1329- 1363). Ralph Erghum (1 388-1 400). 

John Harewell (1367-1386). Nicholas Bubwith (1407-1424). 

While that of Oliver King (1495- 1503) is given in the earlier 
part of the volume. Attention is drawn to the fine exordium 
to this Bishop's will, which has been given in the original 

(p.44> 

The footnotes and those to be found at the end of this 
Preface give most of the information which is usually given in 

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xviii preface. 

an introduction, but the following supplementary remarks may 
be of use. 

On June 21st, 1511, a Royal licence was signed at Eltham, 
granting to William, prior of St. Mary, Bruton, permission to 
change the name of the priory to that of a monastery and to 
assume the style of Abbot (Somerset Record Society, VIII, 
p. xlv) : it is interesting to notice the change of title as it occurs 
in the wills (see pp. 14& 186). This abbot was William Gilbert, 
who was raised to the episcopate with the title of " Episcopus 
Maiorniensis " (Bishop Clerk's Reg., under date January 2nd, 
1524, and December 16th, 1525). No one seems able to decide 
what place is meant, but it seems certain that it is not Mayo in 
Ireland. Bishop Stubbs {Reg. Sac. Angl.^ 2nd Edition, p. 202) 
says that he was provided "as Majorensis under the Archbishop 
of Nazareth." Majorensis is not in accordance with the spelling 
in the above register, but perhaps the latter part of the sentence 
will some day provide a clue to the name of his see " in partibus." 

Two other Bishops should be mentioned, Henry Nunney, 
Suffragan to Bishop Erghum, whose name we have not met 
with before, and Hugh Inge, a native of Croscombe, who 
became Archbishop of Dublin. (See notes at end of Preface.) 

Light is thrown on life in one of the greater Nunneries 
such as Shaftesbury, Wilton or Amesbury by the following 
clause in the will of Sir John Wadham : 

" I will that ^20 shall go to the exhibicion of my daughter Alianor in 
sum house of Religion of women with a woman to waite on her." (p. 28.) 

His executors were to decide upon the house, and let us hope 
that Alianor Wadham found a comfortable home, very probably 
in one of the houses named above. 



preface. xix 

To pass from nuns to married women, 

" Experience, though non auctoritee 
Were in this world, is right ynough for me 
To speke of wo that is in mariage : 
For, lordings, sin I twelf yere was of age, 
(Thanked be God that is eterne on live) 
Husbondes at chirche dore have I had five, 
(If I so often might have wedded be) 
And all were worthy men in hir degree." 

So speaks the wife of Bath in Chaucer's opening Prologue ; and 
it is well known that the first part of the marriage ceremony 
used to take place at the porch. An interesting allusion to this 
custom (under date 1505) will be found on p. 90. 

On pages 190, 191, we find several times repeated the curious 
expression, " the under parish church of Bruton." It has long 
been a difficulty with architects and antiquaries to decide 
exactly where the priory church ended and the parish church 
began ; and the curious remains in the church itself only serve 
to enhance the difficulty. It is possible that the above expression 
may enable some architect, learned in medievalism, to solve the 
problem. 

Where are the chapels of St. Gonthal (p. 43), and St. Judewar 
(p. 238) ? Echo answers where. 

The Editor will be most pleased to receive information 
respecting these and the " Desiderata " at the end of the Preface, 
and the answers may be incorporated in the next book of wills, 
which will form the volume for 1904. 

It is hoped that the four Indexes will be found useful. For 
help in them and for most willing assistance in many other ways 
I again thank my nephew, J. Reginald H. Weaver. My thanks 



xx preface. 

are also due to my friends, the Rev. Canon C. H. Mayo, R.D., 
and the Rev. William Warner, Student and Tutor of Christ 
Church, who have always been so kind as to reply to my 
frequent requests for information. 

F. W. Weaver. 

Milton-Clevedon Vicarage, 
December, 1903. 



ADDITIONAL NOTES MADE WHILE THE BOOK 
WAS PASSING THROUGH THE PRESS. 

P. 2, line 25. B. M. de le Peler. 

" Our Lady of the Pillar " was a celebrated place of pilgrimage at 
Saragossa in Spain. 

P. 3, line 13. Turn his back to the altar at the lavatory. 

The ritual washing of the Celebrant's hands at the offertory. 
(N.E.D.) see also pp. 244, 276. 

P. 8, line 31. A currant masse> pp. 8, 17, 31, 281, 350. 

A current or running mass seems to have been a low mass said 
quickly without music. 

S.A.S. Proceedings^ vol. xl. p. 204 (note 82). 

P. 22, line 7. Trental of St. Gregory. 

Thirty masses, three to be said on each of the following ten 
festivals : Christmas, Circumcision, Purification, Annunciation, 
Resurrection, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, Assumption B.V.M.,and 
Nativity B.V.M. 

P. 30, line 8. Master John Schorne, see S.R.S. xvi. 268//. 

P. 59, line 12. Bredorum. 

Sic MS., probably a mistake for Hedorum. 

P. 60, line 8. trendal before the high cross. 

A hanging corona for bearing lights. 

P. 71, line 3. Powder corse. 

The corse of the girdle may have been made of powdered ermine 
silk, see p. 195, and Test. Ebor. iv. 209. 

P. 87, line 22. The prior of ByrkylL 

This priory or hermitage was situated on Burtle Heath 5 miles west 
of Glastonbury ; see S. &* D. N. £r» Q. vol. iv. Part xxx. No. 208, 
where the present editor has given a list of Priors. 

P. 91, line 23. Genofero. 

This may be a proper name. Jenifer occurs in Chester's Lond. 
Marr. Licences (Foster) p. 756. 

P. 93, line 34. A Colymbeine pece. 
See S.R.S, xvi. 151. 

P. 94, line 5. John Champion of Cekington. 

Sic MS. John Compton of Bekington is probably meant. 
See p. 47. 



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P. 105, line 18. Churchyard of St. Thomas. 

There seems to be little doubt that this is the church of 
St. Thomas the Martyr, Bristol. Mathew was a common name in 
Bristol, and Win. Bedford, burgess of Bristol, witnesses a will of a 
testator of that parish, Feb. 9th, 1505-6. The parish was then in the 
diocese of Bath and Wells. See Wadley's Bristol Wills, p. 174. 

P. 112, line 13. Four lights of the church. 

In many wills these "four" lights are specially mentioned, not 
only at Shepton Mallet but in other parishes. 
In all probability they were : 

The Light before the B.V.M. 
The sepulchre light. 
The dead light or " alsolen " light. 
The High Cross light. 
See Wells Wills, p. xii. (Trull). 
P. 123, line 4. half a whay of whete of my mowe. 

Wey of corn =44 lbs. History of Minehead (Hancock) p. 252. 
P. 162, line 22. Hugh, Bishop of Mcath, see pp. 45, 166, 169. 

Hugh Ynge or Inge was probably a native of Croscombe, 
Somerset (see will of John Yng, p. 162). 

1 501, June 24. Canon and Preb. of Cudworth (Reynolds). 
1 503, August 29. Prebendary of E. Harptree (Reynolds). 
1503, October 22. Succentor of Wells Cath. (Reynolds). 

1508, April 7. Vicar of Weston Zoyland (S.f. 211). 

1509, November 19. Vicar of Doulting (S.f. 80). 

151 1, April 3. M. A. Oxon incorporated D.D. of New College 

(Oxon. Reg. Boase 75). 

1 5 12, Bishop of Meath. 

1 522, Archbishop of Dublin. 

He was sometime Vicar of Wellow (S./. 207). 

P. 166, line 20. Dompnus Ioannes Water, Prior of Montacute, but Dominus 
Willelmus Cheswey, clericus. 

Dompnus refers to a regular, dominus to a secular priest. 
P. 169, line 2. A new ambo in the choir. 

A rostrum, desk or pulpit with a large desk before it, in a choir, 
whereon the officiating clerics stood to chant the Lections, Epistle 
and Gospel (Lee's Glossary, p. 27). 
P. 174, line 33. A buters cle of silver and gilte. 

Clee=claw (N.E.D.) a bitterne's claw. 

Extract from Turbervile's Falconrie (1575) p. 349. 

" The manner of taking up of Hawkes veynes when an humour 
droppeth downe too fast on their feete. Take the Clee of a Bittor or 
of some other bird whatsoever wherewith do lift uppe the veyne and 
drawe your silke threede under the veyne uppon the Clee, and knit it 
on the side towards the leg to the kneeward, for if ye cut it towardes 
the thigh above the knot ye spoyle your Hawke," 



Sfoftftttonal #ote$. xxiii 



P. 181, line I. To the devotion light \2d. (See also p. 193.) 

A reference to the other Dunster wills will show that this light is 
the same as the "Dead Light," which is also sometimes called 
lumen animarum (p. 146). See Wells Wills, pp. 212, 214. 

P. 182. The Chykes were of Wareham and Bruton. 

In Sparkford church there is a brass to a rector of that church 
with this inscription : 

" hie jacet Iohes Chyke filius et 
" heres Stephi Chyke de Warehm 
"quondam rector istius ecch'e qui 
"obiit xxvj. die Marcii a° dni m.v. 
" xiij. cujus ale ppicietur deus amen." 

The will of Robert Chyke of Bruton, Somerset, was proved 1 542 
(P.C.C. F.i 1. Spert). 

P. 182, line 33. At Bruton is a free scole. 

The school at Bruton was founded in 15 19, i.e., estates were given 
to support it at that date : but this will shows that the school was 
flourishing in 151 5, while the will of Simon Green dated 1506 implies 
that it was in existence then, " to each scholar present id." At every 
monastery there was a school for the novices ; and at Bruton the 
Priory (afterwards Abbey) school seems to have admitted neighbour- 
ing boys to its advantages long before the date usually given as its 
foundation. 

P. 184, line 9. My best goblet with a cover with crampetts upon the 
knopp. 

Crampet, the chape of the scabbard of a sword : occasionally used 
in Heraldry as a charge. (N.E.D.) 

P. 187/*. " Rood-light called Dawell light." {S.R.S. iv. p. 232.) 

But at Frome (p. 228) these lights are given as separate things ; 
it is much more likely to be equivalent to the "light of souls" 
(p. 146), i.e. The Dead Light. 

P. 238, line 25. The Official Index (p. 343) has Jatnes Lovell, but John is 
correct. 

P. 245, line 36. pagis. 

This must mean a paxbred. 

P. 250, line 7. Counterpoynt = quilt or counterpane {N.E.D.) 

P. 297, line 12. Henry Noneye, my suffragan (1398). 

Nothing is known of this Bishop, a native apparently of Nunney, 
Somerset, who was suffragan to Bishop Erghum. His name does 
not occur in Bishop Stubbs's Registrum Sacrum Anglicanum, nor in 
the Wells Cathedral MSS. 

P. 300, line 21. Sheets of Raynes. 

This cloth took its name from Rennes in Bretagne, where it was 
originally manufactured. {Drapers' Dictionary > p. 273.) 



xxiv flWftfonal Jiott*. 



P. 302. Lady Joan Mohun. 

This lady was a daughter of Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh. 
Her husband, John Mohun Lord of Dunster, died in 1376. Dunster 
and its Lords, p. 34. 

P. 307, line 4. Unum docerum stannatum de septem sapienHbus. 

" A dorser stained with the seven wise men." The seven wise 
men of Greece were Thales of Miletus, Solon of Athens, Chilo of 
Lacedemon, Pittaeus of Mytilene, Bias of Priene, Cleobulus of Lindi, 
and Periander of Corinth. 

Stained and Painted cloth was very common 14 50- 1545 in 
churches and houses : for the former, see Surrey Inventories 
(reprinted from the Surrey Archaeological Society, 1869). An 
Example of domestic stained cloth will be found in Bury Wills 
(Camaen Society, pp. 33,245), 1463, "my steynyd cloth withvij ages" 
(see Prompt. Parv. p. 7). 

P. 308, line 31. Thomas Botener late burgess of the city of Bristol. 

Botener was the family name of William of Worcester (1415-82). 
(See Diet. Nat Biog.) 

P. 312, line 13. Cloth oframacate. 

Racamas, Panni pretiosioris species : e'toffe pre'eieuse couverte de 
broderie (Ducange). 

" In 27 Ed. III. 1353, to Sir Thomas de Swynnerton of the gift of 
the king, by way of fee, of the cost of one cloth of gold-worked 
* rakemat ' placed over the head of the king on Christmas Day in the 
27th year (of the reign)... iooj." Ancestor No. 7, p. 220. 

Ramacate is evidently a mere corruption of Racamate. 



Desiderata. 

P. 59. Bredorum. 

91. Genofero. 

144. apetrull. 

146. Teyme. 

1 50. moggehouse. 

151. lerneman. 
276. Scala celi. 
333. denfote. 
342. geobbes. 



SOMERSET WILLS 



1488. DREW MOMFESSON. 1 

[l6 MlLLES.] 

August 14th, 1488. Drew Mompesson. My body to be 
buried in the chapell of St. Nicholas at Batynton [Bathampton]. 
20>d. to the Cathedral Church of Sarum. 3*. 4^/. to the church of 
Segre for tithes forgotten. I will that all such goods and 
writinges as I have receyvid of Anne Barrons be delivered be 
myn executors to Sir Richard Bechamp, knight, and that my 
wife and Nicholas Rogers shewe hym the trewth for the discharge 
of my soule and thers. Also I will that my fader have the rewle 
of myn oldeste sonne and that the remnant of my children be 
guyded by my wife by advise and councell of my fader and 
moder. To my brother, Mr. Henry, a boke callid Polycronycon ; 
to my brother Thomas, my best gowne ; to my brother 
William, my second gowne; to my brother Merven, oon 
of my crossbowes ; to my brother Whitehed, another crosse 
bowe ; and to my cosen Bonenam, the third ; to my uncle Unewyn 
my best wodknyfe ; to my cosen Thomas Long my best bill ; to 
my eldest sonne my signett ; to my cosen Stradling my second 
best bill. Maister Robard Burten my closid Sawter to pray for 
me. To Nicholas Rogers the byll that he gave me. Also I will 
that my servants be trewly content ther wages and over that that 
myn executors reward them with the remnant of my aray after 

1 The margin has " Testamentum Drugonis Mompesson." 

3 



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ther discrecion for ther true service. I desire myn executors that 
a vertuouse prest may sing for my soule at Segre or wherever 
they think best by the space of a yere and furthermore I will that 
my bokys of law be delivered by bill endented to occupy them 
till oon of my children be abyll if eny be disposed to go to it. 

Executors : John Mompesson, Thomas Unewyn, John Bone- 
nam, and Avyse my wyfe and I will that they dispose the rem- 
nant of my goods for the welth of my wyfe and my children. 

Miseremini mei, miseremini mei, saltern vos amici mei, quia manus 
domini tegit me. 

Also I will that the goodeman of this howse have 3*. tyd. for 
the losse that he shall take for my Hying her and I besech my 
fader and moder of ther blessing and prayer Amen. 

Proved at Lamehithe, October ioth, 1488. 



1499, AGNES PETYGREWE. 

[12 Bennett.] 

April 22nd, 1499. Agnes Petygrewe of Publowe in the dio- 
cese of Bath and Wells, etc. My body to be buried in the church 
of All Saints of Publowe. To the mother church Sd. To the 
church of St. Thomas the martyr [of Pensford] one torch and 
my green gown. To the church of Publowe one blue gown. To 
John Peryn and Margaret his wife " le fatte and furneyse" and 
all things belonging to my dyeing house. To my daughter Joan 
certain goods to the value of 40s. To the church of St. Thomas 
of Pensford one table cloth for the altar of the blessed Nicholas 
with one measure of woode [woad] and Sd. To the church of 
Publow one torch with a measure of woode. To the B.M. " de le 
Peler " [Pillar] of the said church of Publow my weding ryng. 

Executor : John Peryn of Publow. 

Overseers : John Brewer and William Whitte of Wolwood. 

Proved at Lambeth, March 12th, 1508. 



1499. THOMAS WHITYNGDALE. 

[25 Fetiplace.] 
July 24th, 1499. Thomas Whityngdale. My body to be 
buried in the churchyard of B.M.V. [Ilminster]. To the high 



$o!jn feegnm. 



altar of Ilmystre 6s. id. To the altar of the Holy Cross 
dr. id. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Proved at Lambeth, July 12th, 1512. 



1499. JOHN HETRON. 

[4 Blamyr.] 
The 8th day of August, 1499. I, John Heyron, do make my 
will as follows. I give my body to be buried in the " new He of 
Langport at the aw? ende." I will that my son give " x mrc 
worth land " to a priest and his successors to pray for me, " my 
fader and my moder," all my children and their children, for the 
souls of Ays [sic] my wife, Thomas Wodeholl, John Smyth, John 
Hugons and Richard [sic], and for all the souls of them " that I 
haue take eny goodf wrongfully of," and for all Christian souls. 
And at every mass to turn his back to the " aw't at the lavatory " 
and say De profundis 1 for my soul and for all the souls aforesaid. 
I will that this chantry endure for ever, and that my next heir 
present a conable 2 priest to the same. If he omit to do this, then 
I will that the Portreve of Langport and the Constables of the 
same present a conable priest to the same. I will that the said 
priest say Placebo and Dirige " ij tymes in the Wike " with a 
masse of Requiem, to wit, Wenysday and Friday. To the Mother 
Church of Wells 2od. To the Church of Langport 40s. To the 
Abbot of Mochelney 10s. ; and to every brother there i6d. to say 
Placebo and Dirige for my soul the day of my obit and months 
mind. To the Abbot of Athelney 10s. ; and to every brother there 
i6d. to say Placebo and Dirige with a solemn mass for my soul. 
To the Prior of Taunton 10s. ; and to every brother there 
i6d. To the Friars of Yevelchester and Briggewa't to say 
like prayers for me ios. to each house. To every Chantry 
priest of Langport 2s. 6d. To every priest that shall be at 
my dirge and mass id. To 5 poor men 8 in the worship of 
the S wounds of our Lord " 1 5 brode yerdf of blacke to 
make them 5 gownes and howdf ; " and to each of them 4*/. in 

1 Ps. cxxx. 

2 Conabill, suitable, convenient. Cf. covenable, convenable. Late Lat. con- 
venabilem. Diet. ofM.E. 

• Test. Ebor.y iv, 99, 217. 



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money to bear 5 torches for me at my burial. To every man, 
woman and child that shall be at my burial \d. To "etfy of my 
sustern a pype of wode." To Agnes Grendale 20 marks. To 
every servant of mine 6s. 8d. I will that the feoffees of my land 
in ^helworthe^ Pyse merrshe (2) Illaygh^ Hilcombe (4) Doniet, 
Seynt Mary Bokeland, Muddesley in Wedmo r , Wynnegoddf place 
in Estbrent, make an estate thereof to John Heyron my son and 
to the heirs of my body begotten ; for default of such issue the 
remainder thereof to John Hoskyn son of Thomas Hoskyn and 
to the heirs of his body ; for default, the remainder thereof to my 
right heirs. Ci And of all the Remayne of my landf to be to John 
and his heir? in fee symple." The remainder of my goods I give 
to John my son, desiring him to perform this my will in all things 
upon pain of my curse. I ordain John Heyron and the parson 
of Hame 2 executors. I make Sir Amys Poulet supervisor. I 
give to my Lord Chamberlayne to be goode lord to my said son 
20 marks. 

Proved at Lambeth, September 26th, 1501. 



1500. HENRY SUTTON. 

[4 Blamyr.] 
April 1st, 1500. Henry Sutton, clerk, treasurer of the 
cathedral church of Sarum. My body to be buried in the 
said church next the chapel of the Blessed Mary, and before 
the chapel of St. John Apostle and Evangelist. To the fabric 
of the said church 20 marcs, for two entercloses at the end of 
the choir there namely one between the choir and the chapel of 
St. Margaret and the other between the choir and the chapel 
of the Relics if it pleases the dean and chapter of the said 
church to consent to this, if not that then they shall spend the 
said 20 marcs in lead for the reparation of the said church 
where most need is. To the Abbot and Convent of Byndon, 
to the Prior and Convent of Bruton, to the Prior and Convent 
of Christ Church Twynham, to each of these places 20$. So 

MO Chilworthy in Ilminster ; (2) (3) in Ilminster, partly in Combe St. Nicholas ; 
(4) in Ilminster. 

2 *459> June 12, Joh. Dyer, A.B. 1499, Oct. 2, Ric Nykke LL.D., per mort. 



%enr» button. 



that every frater religiosus of the said places shall have an 
equal portion with this intention that he shall pray for my soul 
and for the souls of all the faithful dead. To each of the said 
places one pair of vestments of velvet. To the parish church of 
Calne for the use of the high altar one pair of vestments of red 
velvet. To the parish church of Fichelden one pair of vest-, 
ments. To the parish church of Mynehed for the use of the 
high altar a pair of vestments or 40?. to mend their vestments. 
To the parish church of Portland one pair of vestments. To 
Sir William Kyllyngton, priest, one blue gown furred with 
" materns " with the hood and 6s. 8d. in silver. To Eliseus 
Goulde my best feather bed with blankets, a pair of sheets and 
the canopy (superlectile) which is at Mynhed also my second 
best horse with saddle and harness \apparatu). To John 
Polrigge one whole bed, and one gown furred with black lamb 
and 6s. 8d. and one horse proper for him to ride. To each of 
the rest of my servants, one bed at the discretion of my ex- 
ecutors. To Robert Langton one gown, one doublet with hose 
(caligis) and 40*. To John West and Robert Fry, each of 
them, one gown at the will of my executors. I will that my 
servants have their salary for one whole year beyond the 
salary of that quarter in which I happen to die with food and 
drink for one month after my death. To Master Thomas 
Madice 10s. To Master William Yate to pray for my soul 10s. 
To the rest of the fellows (sociis) of the college or house of 
scholars "de valle Sarum " ioj., to be equally divided among 
them. To Thomas Newburgh one small gown of " skarlet " 
with its hood. To John Dale, armiger, 6s. 8d. To Thomas 
Pet, 6s. 8d. To each poor person of the house of St. Nicholas 
1 2d. To the cook and washerwoman there i2d. To each 
priest, being fellows of the College of Merton, 20d. To four 
chaplains there celebrating divine office to each I2d. To each 
fellow not a priest, 8d. 

Residue : I will that it shall be expended by my executors 
for a licence to found my chantry and in other pious uses for 
the health of my soul, as shall seem best to them. My plate 
of silver and gold to be sold and similarly spent by my 
executors. 

Executors : My friends, Master William Elyott, clerk, " con- 



SomtrM fflMlti. 



frater meus" and Master Thomas Madyce, clerk, and John 
Loder, chaplain (to each of whom I leave iooj.) 

Supervisor : The most Reverend Father and Lord in Christ, 
Lord John, 1 by the grace of God, Cardinal priest of St. 
Anastasia in the most holy Roman Church, Archbishop of 
Canterbury, primate of all England, and legate of the Apostolic 
see. 

I have affixed my seal. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 28th, 1501. 



1500. RICHARD LATRIDGE. 

[il H0LGRAVE.] 

May 15th, 1500. Richard Latridge. My body to be 
buried where it shall please God. To the cathedral church of 
Wells, 4*/. To Joan and Margaret, my daughters, and John, 
my son, 40J. and four measures of woad (gayde). To John 
Cotreli 20j. and three measures of woad. 

Residue : Idoda, my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : John Pole, to dispose for the health of my soul. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 2nd, 1504. 



1500. JOHN BYCONYLL, KNT, 

[5 Blamyr.] 
August 13th, 1500. John Byconyll, knyght. My bodye 
to holy sepulture where as by God's mercy I shall hereafter 
declare. I will that there be saide for my sowle, the sowlis of 
my fadre and modre, my godfather, my godmother, my wife 
Johan, my brother William, my sister Elizabeth, and all my 
brothers and sisters, the sowle of Jamys Ormond, somtyme 
Erie of Wilts, Henry Horsie, Henry Bear, Richard Pigott, 
William Carent, and all christian sowlis m 1 m 1 masses assone 
after my decease as goodly maie be done at London and other 
good townes, every priste taking for a masse 2d. I bequeth to 
the parish church of Northory [North Curry] £10, or a sute of 
vestaments price of £10 to pray for the sowle of Thomas Baker 

1 John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, i486- 1500, he died Sept. 15, 1500. 



3to$n figcanpll, Snt. 



somtime vicar there I will that the church chauncell and porche 
of Northperot be performed, and three bells convenyent ordeyned 
therto : to every housholder of Southperot and Northperot 
20d. to Elizabeth my wife in mony C £ and in plate the 
worth of an C £ to use it for her life ; to my curate parson of 
Southperot for tithes not duly done, 10 marke ; to Robert Roper 
of Myddelchynnok 40s. ; to my said wife all my napery, shetes, 
apparell of chambres, stuff of kechyn and all other utensils and 
all my quyk catell ; to the church of Wolavyngton, 10 marke to 
be emploied upon some stok as melch kien or other like thyngs 
by thencrese wherof ther maie be yerely an obite kept ther for 
me and those above specified, and of this my testament I make 
my executors Elizabeth my wyfe, Sir John Speke,Kt, and William 
Sayntmawre her sonne, and John More of Columpton everich of 
theym to have convenyently after the labour that they take. 
Proved November 29th, 1501. 

Codicil. 

And be it knowen that all my lands stande in feoffament to 
performe this my laste will made the 15th daie of August the 
yere abovesaid of our Lord 1500, and of King Henry VII 16th 
yere, and levery of seison made accordyng to my dedis therof. 
Furste, I will that my feofees suffer me to take all thissues and 
profitts of all the landis aforesaid whiles I live, and after my 
deceasce that Elisabeth my wife have all the saide landis for 
terme of hrr life, if she live sole with owte empechement of 
waste. Except such lands as hereafter foloeth I do otherwise 
dispose, she to fynde yerely 5 scolars at Oxforde to lerne the 
law dyvyne for techynge Christian people everych of theym to 
have yerely 4 mrke or 5 if that be to litle. I will that my 
maners of Southperot and Northperot and Pepilpeis 1 with the 
advowsens therof and other appurtenances and all my landes 
tenements rents reversions and servyces in the same be 
ordeyned by my said feoffees therof to remayn after the decease 
of my saide wife to William Sayntmawre her sonne for terme of 
liis life, for that I truste he will be vertuous. And to thentent 
that he do help and socour poore peple in right at their nede as 

1 Pipplepen (Devon). 



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moche as shalbe in his power and nothyng to take therfor 
fynding yerely 2 scolars unto Oxford as he will aunswere to God 
for it. And after his deceasce I will that the saide maners, lands 
and tenements with thappurtenances aforesaid be ordeyned by 
my saide feofees to remayn to Giles Daubney knyght and 
Henry his son for terme of their lives. The remaynder therof 
to the saide William Sayntmawre and theires males of his 
bodie comyng and for lak of such issue the remayndre 
therof to the saide Giles Lord Dawbney and theires males 
of his bodie comyng. And for defaute of such issue the 
remayndre of the manor of Southperot with thappurtenances 
to John Horsy of Clifton and to his heires except a tenement 
with landes therto perteyning in which John Draper now 
dwellith which I will remayn to the saide William Sayntmawr 
and to his heires. And I will that the mano r of Northperot 
after thastate aforesaide remayn to ThomS Lorde la War and 
to his heires, except landes in the same which I purchased of 
Richard Nele and William Naisshe those I will remayn to the 
saide William Sayntmawre and his heires. And in like wise I 
will that the mano r of Pepilpeis with all the lands rents, 
reversions and servyces therto perteyning be ordeyned by my 
feoffees to remayn to the foresaide William Seyntmawre and to 
his heires to do therwith and with the parcells above excepted 
in South Perot and North Perot to hym assigned and to his 
heires as after this I shall with Goddes mercie devyse. I will 
that my saide feoffees make a state in fee of my landes in 
Wanteslegh, Braudwyndsore, Estcoker, Westcoker, Stokett 
under Hamdon and Strete upon the Vosse unto personnes of 
substans sum spirituall sum temporall as the soverayn of the 
place where my bodie shall lie shall name to the nombre of 
16 to ordeyn and cause to be saide daily a currant masse by 
oon of his brethren wele disposed of the saide place in per- 
petuyte, and he to have wekely 2od. paied by the saide soverayn 
or his assigne. And I will that the feoffees suffer hym to take 
the profitts of the saide lands for thentent to pray for my sowle, 
the sowlis of Elisabeth my wife Johan late my wife, my father 
and mother sowle, my godfather and godmother sowle, the 
sowle of my brother William, and all my brethren and suster 
sowlis, the sowlis of Jamys Ormond late Erie of Wiltes, Ric. 



$oi)n ftvconyll, Snt. 



Pigott, Henry Bear, Henry Horsie, John Morton late Cardynall 
of Cant and all christian sowlis. And I will that whenne those 
1 6 feoffees be deceascid to the number of 4, that those 4 make 
a state to other 16 personnes to be named by the said soverayn 
of the house wher I shall lie to performe and contynue the 
said masse daily as is above specified. And so sueyngly such 
feoffament to be renued and made by thassignment and 
namyng of the said soverayn of the house wher 9 my bodie shall 
lie to then tent abovesaid perpetually to be don! and kept. I 
will that like feoffament be made by my said feoffees to 16 
parsones or mo of all the residue of my landes with like 
demeanyng theruppon to fynde with the revenues therof scolars 
to Oxford eche of theym takynge 4 marke by the yere and to 
procede in lernyng of dyvinitie to teche the people of God in 
such nombre as the said revenue will suffise unto. The said 
scolers to be named and assigned by the foresaide soverayn of 
the house where my bodie shall lie, and he to take the saide 
revenue by suffrans of the feoffis and make payment to the 
scolers. And for his good oversight to the masse abovesaid 
daily to be kept and saide and the labours that he shall 
susteyn for the scolers above specified I will the foresaide 
soverayn of the house where I shall lie have yerely c/- of the 
lands assigned for the masse and scolers abovesaid, provyded 
that he assigne the scolars in Southperot, Northperot and other 
my lands in Somersetshire. I will that my feoffees of my lands 
in Deuonshire make to the forsaide Giles Daubney Lord 
Dawbney astat to hym and to his heires malis of his bodie 
comyng, fynding a scolar to Oxford to pray for me, and his 
heires aforesaide, as he or they will aunswere to God therfor. 
The remaynder therof to William Sayntmawre and to theires 
malis of his bodie comyng he and his heires to fynde a scoler 
to Oxforde to pray for me, my wifes and my frendes, as he and 
they will aunswere to God therfor. The remaynder therof to 
Thomas Wode and his heires fynding a preste to syng for the 
sowlis of Henrie Bear and for the sowlis of me and my frendes. 

Yeven the daie and yere above specified. 

Proved November 29th, 1501. 



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1500. THOMAS MALETTE. 

[2 Blamyr.] 
August 28th, 1 500. Thomas Malette : my bodie to be buried 
in the myddis of the chauncell of Saynt Mighell of Ennemer. To 
the cathedral church of Wellis 10s. To the church of Ennemer 
40s. to be disposed after the discretion of the executrice : my 
will is that my feoffis suffer my sonne William to have the 
manor of Coripoll with all the stuffe within and withowte except 
the corne and half my shepe, whiche I wolde Isabell my wife 
have liberte to sell or to dispose at her will. My sonne William 
to have my evidences in my chapell at Ennemer with all the 
stuffe therin. My sonne Baldwyne to have the maner of 
Westcantokished with all my stuffe beyng upon the said maner 
to him and his issue malis, so that there cannot be gote a 
mariage for hym that shalbe to the value of £20 of lande by 
the yere of eneritans in hand or in reversioun ; and if that 
canne begoten than that the maner of Westcantokished 
retourne to my heirs incontynent on this condicion that wheras 
I have purchased the maner of Cursley 1 with the appurtenance 
and gevin it to my sonne William and to his wife in joynture I 
will my sonne William fynde a priest at Ennemere with the 
same lands to praie for me and the sowlis of Sir Baldwyne 
Malet and Dame Avise his wife, Hugh Malet and Johanne his 
wife, Thomas Malet, Johanne, Elizabeth and Isabell his wifis, in 
perpetuyte and wheras I have enfeoffed my sonne Baldwyne, Sir 
John Braunche, Simon Homyng and John Logge of and in all 
my lands within the countie of Somerset my will is that they shall 
stonde so seasid unto this be perfourmed by my sonne William 
and if that he will not agre thereto that thanne I will my said 
feoffes dispose as moche lande oute of the maner of Liddarde as 
shall content the same my will to the value of 9 marcs by the 
yere; and also on condicion my wife marie noo more but lyve sole, 
thanne I will my said feoffis make unto Isabell my wife a state of 
the maner of Sutton Malet duryng her life, whome I will and 
ordeyn to be my executrice to dispose for my sowle all my 

1 Corsley, a hamlet in Lydiard St. Laurence, owned by the Malets. (Collinson, 
III, 265.) 



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goodis moveable and unmovable except to every of my 
childrenne I will she shall delyver a cuppeof silver giltesuche as 
it shall please her. The residue of my plate she to have durynge 
her life and after her decease to my sonne William and if my 
sonne Baldwyne maie marye an heyr to the value aforesaid that 
thanne I will my said wife to be charged to paie Cli. for the 
same mariage and to every of my servantes of men 6s. Sd. and 
women servantes 3^.4^. and also if this Cli. aforesaid will not be 
sufficient to content for the mariage of my sonne Baldwyne 
that thanne I will my sonne William and my said feoffes 
perceive and take of my lande for the same intent CIL more if 
it shall be required and also my daughter Margaret to have an 
annuyte of 20s. owte of the maner of Coripole during her life 
and the residue of all my goods I bequethe unto Isabell my 
wife, my executrice, to fulfill my laste will and paie my dettis 
and Jhesu have mercy upon my sowle and geven the daie and 
yere abovesaid. Proved at Lambeth, July 24th, 1501, 



1500. JOHN MOMFESSON. 

[15 Blamyr.] 

September 18th, 1500. John Mompesson the elder as a 
meke child of God, &c, to be buried at my newe chapell in 
Bathampton as it is ther provided for. I bequeth to 80 prestes 
to each prest \2d. to pray for my soule, to 80 of the poverst 
men of my tenants and other of my neghbours to each 4*/., to 
pray for my soul. To our lady church of Sarum \os. y also I will 
that before the ymage of our [lady] in our lady chapell there 
be sett a taper of \2d. and likewise before our lady at morowe 
masse auter a taper of \2d. and in likewise before St. Osmond's 
shryne a taper of \2d. To the parishioners of Fysherton 2od., 
to the prisoners of the gate 2od., to my susters of the honorable 
house of Shaftesbury a pair of vestments of satyn of bruggs 
[Bruges] with a scochin of my armes and my wifes in the cross 
on the bakks or 26s. To my Susters of the worshipfull house 
of Wylton a paire of vestments in like wise: To my susters of the 
Religious hous of Amesbury a pair of vestments in like wise. 
To my brethren of the monastery of Mayden Bradley the same 
or 20s. To my brethren of the Religious Howse of Edyngton the 



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same. To the blak ffreris of Sarum the same. To the gray ffreris 
of Sarum the same, praying everiche of the said Religious howsis 
of their charite to kepe an obit and dirige and masse for my 
soule. I will that every of the foresaid houses possessions have 
for a petaunce among them 6s. 8d, and to each house of the 
freris of Sarum 3^. 4^/., to my brethren of Houndeloo 3s. 4*/. 
praying them of their charitie of a like obit and to deliver them 
the letter of their fraternite. To my parish church of Langford 
a paire of vestments of satyn of Brugges with a scochyn in the 
bak and I will that before our lady there be sett a taper of 8d. 
and a like taper before Alhalowen. To the parson of Langford 
that hath cure of my soule his mortuary and my best quik best. 
To the parish church of Wyly a paire of like vestments, and to 
the parson there for tithes forgotten 3^. ^d. To the parish 
church of Fyssherton a cope with a like scochon. To the parish 
church of Segre a paire of like vestments. To the parish church 
of Somerford the same. To the parish church of Lytilton 
Drewe the same. To the parish church of Keyworth the same 
and over this I will that in every of the said parish churches 
be kept one obite of dirige and masse for my soul, the curate of 
every church to have for his labor I2d. y and to the church men 
of every parissh for tythes 8d. And to make to all the parissh 
a drynking of brede ale and chese in everich parissh to the 
value of 5^. And if any therof be left, I will it be departed to 
suche of the parissh as hath moost nede, myne owne poor 
tenants best seyne to. And to everich of the ringers at dirige 
and masse, ^d. And to the ringers of my mynde nyghtly 
by the space of a month at Langford, Wyly and Fissherton, 1 2d. 
To everiche of the poor men of the Almeshous at Heytisbury, $d. 
praying everiche of them of ther charitie to say v tymes Our 
Lady sawter for my soule, praying Maister Cotell to receyve this 
money for them, and to deliver v sondry daies to everich of 
them id. to say daily our lady psalter during the v daies. I 
bequeth to my sonne Gerard my long gowne of vyolett furred 
with Calabre and one of my doubletts of silk. To my sonne 
Walter Mervyn my russet gowne furred with old Marterns and 
one of my doubletts of silk, and to my doughter his wife 3 
gobletts with a coveryng and to hir 40J. and the detts that they 
owe me. To my doughter Dame Elizabeth 4//. in money or 



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goodis and I will that if she will say daily for my soule the 
3rd part of Jhu sawter by the space of one yere that she have 
for hir labour 20s. To William my sonne my gowne of russet 
furred with blak lambe and one of my doubletts of silk and 
20/*'. in money or money worth toward his mariage to be 
deliveryd to hym by myne executours at such tyme as may 
be moost for his worship and profitt by thadvise of myne 
executours with condicion that if he or any other for him lette 
or interrupt my said executours or take, kepe other medill with 
any other of my goodis thenne is in this my last will bequethed 
unto him, thenne I will and straitly charge myne executours 
that he have no profitt of this my bequest but thenne I will 
that this my last will as in this article be voyde and without 
effect. I bequeth of my charitie to Marie, to hir mariage 
40//. wherof 40 marc is paid to hir husband's mother and I 
will that the 20 marc which remayneth be paide by myne 
executours to Thomas Ludlowe her husband as sone as he hath 
made hir suer of 20 marc lond in jointure. To Margery ten marc 
in money to be bestowed to hir welth and worship after the 
discrecion of myne executours, yf she be of good gyding and 
honest conversacion. To Sir William Crouch 3^. 4*/. To Sir 
William Dove 3s. 4*/. praying everiche of theym of ther charitie 
to remembr 9 and py for my soule. To John Bonehm 20s. ; to 
John Burley 20s. ; to John Hampton 20s. ; to Gregory Morgan 
10s. ; to my sonne Ludlowe my blak gowne furred with shank 
and a doubelet of silk and to my doughter Marye his wife a 
litill girdill of silver and gilt with a curs [corse] of goold and 
5//. in money or stuf. To John Mompesson sonne to my sonne 
Drewe my demy gowne of Puk lyned with sarcenet and my 
crosse of goold that I had of Maister Courte, and to my 
doughter Alice his wife 3 of my best gobletts with other 
coveryng and my blak bee 1 of goold that my sonne doctor 2 
amendid at London. To Anne my wife a standing swagid 
cuppe of silver and gilt with the coveryng of the same, my 
secunde best hope of goold to were it and to remember to pray 
for my soule and 20//. in money with condition that if she or any 
other for hir interrupt myne executours or take, kepe or medill 

1 See page 30 (n). 

3 Dr. Henry Mompesson was Rector of North Cadbury, 1490-1507. Som. /ttc, 40. 



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with any of my goods or cataillis other thenne is by my last will 
bequethed unto hir thenne I will that she in any wise take no 
profitt of this my bequest but that my will in this article be voide 
and withoute effect. I bequeth to John Holys 6s. &/., to Hugh 
Cooke 6s. &/., to John Holman 6s. &/., to Richard Rowden 
6s. 8d., to William Rawlyn ios. and to Thomas Coggs ios. y and 
one of my best kyne yf he abide still and dwelle with my sonne 
John, and I will that William Rawlyn, Thomas Coggs, Robyn 
Jenkyn and old Jane have sufficient mete drynke cloth and 
logging of my son John for terme of ther lyvis, if they list to 
tarry so long with him, and in esspeciall when ther labor is 
passid and goon, to lyve with him as poor Almys men to pray for 
my soule. To Elynor 3s. 4*/., to Avise 3s. 4^/., to everiche of the 
two litill maydens 2od. To my sonne Henry my fair litill bible, 
a tippelt of blak velvett, my best gowne furred with Marterons, 
my best hoope of goold and asmuche of my goodes and cataills 
ashall come to the somme of c marc. Also I will that myne 
executours chose a sad and a devoute prest to sey daily for my 
soule the psalmys of the Passion with the praiers that therto 
apperteynith, which must be said a c and 1 tymes as it apperith 
in a litill boke of myne and he to have for his labor 205". Also 
I will and require John Kyngismyll seriaunt of the lawe, Henry 
Mompesson and William Frost, John Bonehfh and Robert 
Bonevyn to whom by my dede indentid I have gevin and 
deliveryd certeyn of my goods and cataills to do accordyng in 
maner and forme as is expressid in the same dede therof to their 
nede. And for asmoche as the said goodes and cataillis be not 
yet by me fully valued ne specified therof I will and by this my 
last will geve poor [power] to myn executours to specifie name 
and value them by their discrecions unto the somme of cc marc. 
Wherfor I have deliveryd with myn hande to the said John 
Kyngismyll, Henry Mompesson, William Frost, John Bonehm 
and Robert Unvyn in the name of the said summe parcell 
of my plate as it more playnly apperith in a bill subscribed with 
myne owne hand, and on this I will that myne heir and myne 
executours kepe and contynue my household by the space of a 
hoole yere immediately aftre my decesse, of the which yere I 
will that myne exours have the reule and gyding of my 
saide houshold. And the charge therof to be borne by them 



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the space of the first di yere, and myne heir to bere the charges 
of the secunde di yere unto the tyme my yere terment be kept 
and passid. And thenne I will that my said exours deliver him 
of my goodis and cataills to the value of one cli. to be named 
and valued by my said exours. Also I will that if any person 
or persones to whom I have made in this my testament any 
bequest, lette or interrupt myn exours or take, kepe or medyll 
with any of my goodes and cataills other thenne is in this my 
testament beqwethed to theym, thenne I will that that persone 
that so doeth take no profitt of this my last will ne have noon 
suche bequest as is to hym here ordeyned. The residue of all my 
goodes to Henry Mompesson doctor, John Bonehfh and John 
Burley esquyers whom I make myne executours to execute and 
perfourme this my last will publisshed and redde in the presence 
of Anne Mompesson my wife, John Mompesson myne heire, 
Thomas Ludlowe, Marye Ludlowe, Gregorie Morgan, with many 
other. 

[Here follows a very long " ultima voluntas n concerning testator's lands 
in Wiltshire.] 

Codicil. 

Be it knowen to all Cristen peple by thes presents that I, John 
Mompesson the elder esquier gyve, and by this my present 
writing endented, graunt unto John Kyngismylle seriaunt to the 
lawe, Henry Mompesson clerk, William Frost, John Bonehfh 
and Robert Unwyn esquiers certeyn of my goodes and cataillis 
specified and valued in a cedule unto this dede with one labelle 
annexed, the said John Kyngismylle, Henry, William, John 
Bonehfh and Robert to have, occupie, possede, and enioye alle 
the said goodes and cataillis and every parcell of theym withoute 
lette impedimente interrupcion or contradiction of me, myn heires 
or executors, to thuse and en tent folowyng, that is to say that 
the saide John Kyngismylle, Henry, William, John Bonehfh and 
Robert sufifre myn heire masle of my body having the maner of 
Bathampton Wely in the countie of Wiltes to have the use and 
occupacion of all the said goodes and cataillis within the said 
maner during his lief naturall. To that the same heir masle 
fynde sufficiant suerte to the said John Kyngismylle, Henry 



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William, John Bonehm and Robert to leve the said goodes and 
cataillis or other of like value or the value of theym within the 
said maner to the said John Kyngismylle, Henry, William, 
John Bonehm and Robert or to suche other persone or persones as 
the gifte of the saide goodis and cataillis shall by theim be made 
over, and that thenne after the decesse of the saide heire masle 
the same personnes suffre my next heire masle, thenne for the 
tyme being, so that he be of full age, to have the use and 
occupacion of the saide goodes and cataillis within the said 
maner during his lief naturall, so that he fynde like sufficiant 
suerte as is above rehersid. And so from heire masle to heire 
masle the said goodis and cataillis or other of like value or the 
value therof to remayne within the said maner undre like suerte 
maner and forme as is above specified, as long as it shall fortune 
any heir masle to be of my body comyng. Provided alle way 
that yf it fortune any 2 of the said John Kyngismylle, Henry, 
William, John or Robert to decesse, thenne the other 2 of theym 
so overlyving shall make a dede of gift to other suyr and 
sufficient personnes of the said goodes and cataillis to like use 
and intent as is above expressid. And so as oftyn as it shall 
fortune any of the said personnes to whom the gift shall be so 
made to decesse, 2 or 3 of theym overlyving to make like gifte 
to other and the same personnes to suffre myn heire masle to 
have the use and occupacion of the said goodes and cataillis 
fynding unto theym such sufficiaunt suerte and in like maner and 
forme as is above rehersid. 

In witness wherof to this my present writing I have put my 
seale. 

Yevin June 18th, xvth yere of the reigne of King Henry the 
VII. Proved at Lambeth, October 5th, 1502. 



1500. WALTER BUKLOND. 

[13 Blamyr.] 

November 26th, 1500. Walter Buklond. To be buried in 

the church of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul of Shepton 

Malett. To the mother church of Wells I2d. To the four 

lights of the church of Shepton 4s. To the bells 3^. 4*/. To the 



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building of the cross in the •market-place 1 of the said parish 
^"20. To my son Thomas £20. To my son Richard ^20. To 
my daughter Alice £20. To John my elder son £$. To John 
my younger son £5. To my daughter Margery £$. 

Residue : Agnes my wife. 

Proved December 15th, 1501. 



1501. JOHN COKUR. 

[27 Blamyr.] 
May 20th, 1 501. John Cokur of Wellys. To be buried in 
the parish church of St. Cuthbert next the grave of Elizabeth 
lately my wife. To the fabric of the cathedral church of Wells 
a gold ring with a green stone. To the fabric of the church of 
St. Cuthbert a gold ring with a red stone. To each altar of the 
said parish church \2d. To the three chaplains who hear 
confessions in the same church during the season of Lent, to 
each of them \2d. To my curate for my tithes forgotten 3^.4^/. 
To Sir Thomas Draper my curate 6s.-%d. To John Heyton all 
those lands and tenements, rents, services and reversions in 
Trowbridge and within the lordship of Trowbridge in co. Wilts. 
or elsewhere in the same county which I lately purchased of the 
same John to hold to the said John Heyton, his heirs and 
assigns forever under this condition that he pay to my executors 
£50 which money I will that they divide equally between my 
daughters, Agnes and Anne, to their marriage and if it happen 
that they or either of them die before marriage then I will that 
the said money shall be equally divided between Robert Draper 
and John Draper sons of the said Elizabeth my wife : and if all 
die my executors to dispose the money remaining in their 
hands for the health of my soul and the soul of Elizabeth my 
wife, our parents and benefactors. I give to Agnes and Anne 
my daughters all my lands in co. Dorset, to have and to hold 
etc., and if they die unmarried then to Robert and John and if 
they die without children then to the dean and chapter of Wells 
and their successors under this condition that they provide 
dietitn imperpetuum missam cursatilem in Wells cathedral to 

1 This beautiful cross exsts to the present diy to bear witness ot the testator's 
generosity. 

D 



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pray for my soul taking weekly from the rents 2Ck/. I bequeath 
for the space of 6 years to the annuellars of the New College of 
Wells celebrating daily missam pulsatilem in the said cathedral 
taking weekly ^d. I bequeath for the space of 6 years to certain 
chaplains celebrating missam matutinalem in the church of St. 
Cuthbert taking weekly ^d. I bequeath to my two daughters 
Agnes and Anne to each of them a gold ring with my two best 
girdles which belonged to Elizabeth my wife. To Agnes my 
daughter one crosselace and after her decease it shall remain to 
Anne her sister. To my two sisters to each of them a gold ring 
at the disposition of my executors. To Sir John Foxe and Sir 
William Drewe to each of them a gold ring. To Welthian and 
Joan Haynes my servants to each a gold ring. To the said 
Welthian one matraswith a complete bed suitable to her station 
with a broad girdle silver and gilt and one gown, one brass pot, 
one dish, six plates, six potengers, six saucers of pewter. To Joan 
Haynes a similar bequest. To Agnes and Anne and Robert 
and John, to each a featherbed with its appurtenances. To Joan 
Edwards widow a gold ring. To Joan Lewes my servant the 
value of 10s. To David my servant a horse with its appurtenances 
a gown and 20s. for his wages. To John Draper son of Richard 
Draper the whole term which I have in that tenement in which 
he now dwells. To Master Robert Doctor my best tablecloth of 
diaper with napkins of diaper. To Master Thomas Austill a 
small cross silver and gilt. 

Residue : to John Foxe Vicar choral of the cathedral church 
of Wells and William Drewe one of the chaplains of the New 
College aforesaid (executors). 

Overseer : Master Doctor Gilbert. 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Draper, my curate, Sir John Foxe, 
Sir William Drewe, John Howell, Master Nicholas Draper. 

There is no date of probate, but Reg. F. at Canterbury supplies the date, 
May 6th, 1503. But both will and act are struck through and there is a 
marginal note "vacat quia brigos' v "void because full of contention 



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1501. WILLIAM KNOTELL. 

[16 Blamyr.] 
July 30th, 1 501. William Knoyell. To be buried in the church 
of our blissid lady of Sampford Orgays in the chapell of St. 
Nicholas. To the cathedral church of Wells 3s. 4*/. Church of 
Oure lady of Sarum 3s. 4*/. Church of Sampford Orkays 6s. 8d. 
Churches of Rympton, Merstin, Poyntyngton, Corton, Trent, 
Overcompton, Nethercompton, to everiche of them 3s. 4^., and 
to Oborne 2s. To thabbote of Sherborne for the reparacion 
of his church 20s. To Peter abbot of the same, the tyme of my 
burying 10s. To the prior of the same 2s. and to every of the 
brethren, prests, 2orf., and to every junior being in the abite not 
being prest \2d. To the Abbot of Sherne [Cerne] and his 
brethren 20s. To the Abbas of Tarraunt and hir successors 20s. 
To the prior of Bruton and his brethren 20J. Sir Walter Wylton 
my chapelyn yerely during his lief £4 to be paid by the handys 
of myne executors and I geve him the chamber wherein he lieth 
nowe during his lief to pray for me and my frends. To every of 
the sonnes and daughters of John Portman, i.e., to William, John, 
Antony, Leonard and Dorathie 20 sheep (each). I bequeath to 
my sonne Petyr Goddis blessing and mine, a saltsaler hoolie 
gilt, a standing pece gilt, a white pece called a fflat pece, a whyte 
pece called a rose pece and six sponys. All the apparell in the 
gueste chamber with the best bed and all the best stuf that 
longeth thereto complete also alle the stuf in the hall with 
bankers and qwyssins according, all the stuff of the Bruowce 
with all stuff that longeth to my kechin except I will that 
mine executors deliver to every of my daughters two brasyn 
potts a more and a lasse by ther discrecions and every of 
theym a panne. I bequeth to my son a hoole garnish of vessells 
and all the residue of my vessells to be equally departed 
betwyxt my two daughters. I will he have two joyned beddys 
for his servants with all the hoole apparell. Item, two hundred 
of shepe to be sold and the money to be kept to by him shepe 
whenne he shall come to his lawful age, yf it shall please God 
that he lyveth longe, and if it please God he to decesse or he 
come to full age that thenne all this that I have ordeyned and 
disposid for him shall be equally departed among his sisters 



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then being on live or any of them lyving, except the money that 
shall growe of the shepe which I will shall be disposed for his 
sowle and myne and his meders. I bequeth two of my best 
waynes, two plowis of oxen with alle the apparell that longith to 
my husbandry at Sampford and Goddis blessing and Alhalowen 
and myne and wele to encrece to his pleasure, Amen. To my 
sonne Portman and my daughter Alice a fflat pece gilt with a 
cover to the same my second best bed with all the stuff that shall 
longe therto, a C of good shepe, six oxen and oone half ther 
moders goods and wering gere, whiche is not yet disposid and 
Goddis blessing and Alhalowen and mine. To my daughter 
Dorathie my second flat pece coveryd and gilt and a stonding 
pece, chasid. Item, a C of shepe and six oxen and the other 
half of her moders goodis and wering gere which is not yet 
disposed, and Goddis blessing, etc. To my brother Mr. John 
Knoyell a litill standing pece gilt which I bought of late. I will 
that Peter Knoyell my sonne have my fferme at Shirborne with 
all my stuf, goods and cataillis after my will performed. I 
charge Peter upon my blissing to se a prest found fifty-one 
wynters with the revenues and profitts of my purchased lond 
which is in Portland and 53^. 4*/. Item, to Herry Brayne 53J. ^d. 
in Loyn Canterton, in Bereford St. Martyn 20s. t in Sherborne 
13s. 4*/., in Sarum 13s. 4*/. of purchase, in Wyncanterton 6s. &d., 
in Brodemerston 6s. $d. To Christopher my servant my bay 
hors sadill and bridill and my second best gowne. To William 
Popull a bay hors, sadill and bridill and a gowne, and his wagis 
yerely if he will tarry and do my sonne service. To William 
Bewsey 10s. to bye him a horse and to have the sadill and bridill 
that he occupieth. To Raynold Gyte a cowe and a heffer and one 
of my old gownys. Robert Dewdeney to have a long gowne. 
The residue of my servants to be rewarded by the discrecion of 
my executors and as for a Booke called Bocas 1 I woll that my 
sonne have hyro during his lief and to leve him in the place for 
his heiris for evermore, and the book of Canterbury talys I will 
he be delivered to my cousyn William Carraunt for I had him of 
his grauntfader. 

Residue : Mr. John Knoyell, William Carraunt, John 



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Fitziamys the elder and yonger, John Portman, Peter Knoyell, 
Sir John Bussh, clerk, (executors) to each 40s. 

Overseer : Peter, Abbot of Shirborne. 

Proved August 25th, 1502. 



1501. THOMAS GRISE. 

[3 Blamyr.] 

September 8th, 1501. Thomas Grise. To be buried in the 
church of St. Andrew [Mells] before the cross. To the mother 
church 3*. 4*/. To each of my godsons ^d. One pipe of wood 
to the church of Mellis. 

Residue : Joan my wife. 

Overseers : Thomas Hill, John CowelL 

Proved October 21st, 1501. 



1501. JOHN HORT. 

[13 Blamyr.] 

October 1st, 1501. John Hort, senior, of Wryngton. To 
be buried in the parish church of Wryngton. To the mother 
church of Wells \d. ; to the high altar of Wryngton for tithes 
forgotten 3*. 4*/. ; to the high light there one bushel of corn ; to 
the church of Wryngton 40?. ; to the church of Botcombe, 3s. 4*/. ; 
to the church of Blacton 3^. 4*/. ; to Sir Thomas Gelyngham, my 
curate, 3^. \d. 

Residue: William, my son. I will that the said William 
provide for the food and clothing of Isabel my wife and his 
mother, while she lives, and I make them my executors. 

Overseer: William Gurney, to whom I give a pipe of 
woode. 

Witnesses: Sir Thomas Gelyngham, my curate, John Bac- 
vvyll, John Lawrans. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 10th, 1501. 



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150L ALICE CLAYTON. 

[6 Blamyr.] 
October 2nd, 1501. Alys Clayton, of the parysh of 
Kyngesbury in the county of Somerset, widowe. My body 
to be buried in the parissh church of Saint Martens of Kynges- 
bury aforesaid, within the chapell of Our Lady there in the said 
church. To my foresaid parissh church, 20s. To Sir Thomas 
Courte in money gli. to thentent that he shulde say a trentall of 
* Saint Gregory for me. To All's Rowe, my child, 20//. to hir 
mariage yf that she live to that she be maried, and if she live 
not to that she be maried I will then that the said 20//. to be 
devided amonge her two brothers and hir suster, that is to say, 
John Rowe, Cristofer, and Agnes and if any of them decesse or 
they be maried then the said 20U. to be devided to them that 
then liveth. And if it so happ or fortune that they all decesse 
or they be maried then I will and bequeth the said 20//. to a 
certeyn preste to pray for theym and for me. To the said Alee 
my doughter my stonding cup and the cover and vj spones of 
siluer, my best girdill, my bedis of corall, a fetherbed with 
thappurtenances and the hanging of grene say that hangeth in 
my night chamber, a materas, ij couerlettes, ij pair of blankettes, 
ij pair of shetes, a fyne new shete, one of my best towells, one of 
my best tableclothes, a pair of gret shetes that hir name is 
market thereupon with blue threde, ij of my best smoks, ij of 
my best kercheffs of lowne, iiij of my best kercheffs of holande, 
viij nysettes, a bonet of velvet, ij pannes, my gret chaffer, ij 
crokes, ij plates, vj potengers, vj sawcers, one bason of laten with 
thewer, ij candelstickes, a broche with an aundire,one of my best 
forsetts of spruce, a table that stondith in the hall, a shep cofer 
also ij gownes, ij kertills. Also I will that these goodis bequest to 
Alis Rowe, if so be that it happen that she decesse or that she 
be maried, be devided amonge hir brothers and hir suster then 
over lyving as is aforesaid of the 20//. of money. Also I will 
that 20IL of money be devided among all the children of 
Margaret Wadham. Also, to the moder church of Wellis \2d. ; 
to the vicare of Kyngesbury now being, \2d.; to every prest 
being at my buriall 4k ; to every clerke 2d. Also I will that 
40J. be dealid and devided amonge powre people. 



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The residue of all my goods moevable and immoevable not 
bequethed, I geve and bequeth to Margaret Wadham, my 
doughter, whom I ordeyn and constitute my true and lawfull 
executrice, that she may dispose for the helth of my soule as 
she shall seme moost best. 

In witness wherof, I have put unto my seale ; these wit- 
nesses then being present, John Bale, John Huet, John Canygs 
and divers others. 

Proved at Lambeth, February 7th, 1501. 



150L WILLIAM NEDYS. 

[13 Blamyr.] 

October 8th, 1501. William Nedys. To be buried in the 
church of St. Conggar ; to the high awter 2s. ; to the high light 
a busshell of whete ; to the 3 smale lyghts a bushel and a half 
of barle ; to St. Michell's chapell 2 hole clothes of white : to 
St. Conggar a heffer to fynde a light ; to my doughter, Johane, 
3 white clothes and a girdill that was her moders; to his 
(sic) brother a cloth and a stere. 

Residue : Johane, my wife (executrix). 

Proved November 19th, 1501. 



1501. WILLIAM SWALOWE. 

[13 Blamyr.] 
October 27th, 1501. William Swalowe. To be buried in 
the chapel of St. Nicholas within the church of St. John Baptist 
of Glastonbury. To the high altar of the same church one 
flfrontale of welvett "impressum" with gilt images. To the 
altar of St Mary one pair of vestments of green silk called 
Brugges [Bruges]. To the altar of St. Nicholas one pair of vest- 
ments of white chamlett. To the chapel of St. Benignus one 
pair of vestments of red say. To the church of Botteley one chalice 
of silver. To the church of St. John Baptist, Glastonbury, 
4 torches. To the 4 lights of the same church 4*. To the 
causeways of Strete and Southway 3*. 4^/. To the rector of 
the church of St. John for tithes forgotten, \$s. \d. To Richard 
Davy a whole bed complete and one quarter of Ode [woad] 



24 &otiurttt 8KtU*. 

and 6 silver spoons and one maser and one goblet of silver and 
one whole piece of linen cloth of cressecloth. To my three 
servant girls 30 yards of cressecloth in equal portions, one 
whole piece of linen cloth of cressecloth to be distributed among 
poor persons where it seems most expedient. I will that a 
suitable priest celebrate for the health of my soul for the space of 
2 years and that he receive for his stipend yearly 9 marcs. 

Residue : Katerine Swalowe, my wife (executrix). 

Overseer: Master John Hooke (to him 20s. and a silver 
goblet). 

Witness : Sir Philip Momford, Thomas Stuvyn. 

Proved November 24th, 1501. 



1501. LADY JOAN GILBERT. 

[14 Blamyr.J 
November 6th, 1501. Lady Joan Gilbert, wife of John 
Gylbert, armiger. My body to be buried in sacred sepulture in 
the monastery of the B.M. at Quarr [Isle of Wight]. To the 
mother church of Wells 1 2d. To the Abbot of Quarr for his 
labour on the day of my burial and month's-mynd 6s. 8d. To all 
the other monks of the same place being priests 2od. and all the 
other " conversi " 8d. To the Abbot of Quarr 5 marcs of silver 
to celebrate for the space of 4 years on Wednesday in every 
week a mass of Requiem, provided always that the priest who 
celebrates it shall receive for his labour 4*/. to be paid him by 
the hands of the Abbot. And also I will that the said Abbot 
keep an anniversary in the church of Quarre for the souls of 
John Gilbert, Joan his wife, and my parents annually during the 
said term, provided always that the said Abbot at that time 
divide between his brethren for their labour 6s. Sd. of the said 
sum. I will that my executors pay a priest 5 marcs to 
celebrate for my soul and my parents' souls where it pleases 
them. To the church of CorfTton [Corton Dinham] to keep 
up all the lights there 6s. 8d. To the friars of Elvechester 
[Ilchester] to say one trental for my soul and my parents' souls 
2s. 6d. To the light of the Holy Trinity of Sutton Mountague 
2s. To the fraternity of Jhesu at Braeding 3s. \d. To the 
light of the Holy Cross in the same church 3-r. 4*/. To the high 



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altar of Newchurch 6s. Sd. To Edmund Leweston 3 oxen with 
the plough and all things belonging, one entire bed with all 
things pertaining to one chamber, and 4 pair of sheets, one pot 
of brass, one dish and one mortar of brass and half a garnish 
of pewter, 2 table-cloths and six towels. To Joan my daughter one 
flower of gold and two girdles namely the best and the worst, 
my best gown of black colour, one kirtle of worsted. To Joan 
daughter of Thomas Gylbert six marcs of silver to have at the 
time of her mariage. To Elizabeth Walton my gown of black 
colour. To each of my godchildren 4*/. I will that Robert my 
son and heir pay all my debts that ought justly to be paid, and 
that he fulfil all my bequests and gifts under pain of my 
maternal malediction. 

Residue : Robert my son and Sir John Bowerman whom I 
make my executors. 

Supervisor: Edmund Lewston. 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Stone, Vicar of Newchurch, Lady 
Joan Bowreman and Edm. Lewston. 

Proved April 27th, 1502. 

[Widow of John Gilbert, whose will was proved in 1499. S.R.S., xvi, p. 
376.] 



1501. JOHN TOSE. 

[18 Blamyr.] 
February 21st, 1501. John Tose of Taunton, merchaunt, to 
be buried in the church of the holy apostles Peter and Paule in 
the priory of Taunton, in the north part of the said churche in 
the place joyned and annexed unto the Tombe where the bodies 
of my fadre Alexander Tose and my modre Jone Tose restith. 
To the said church a cope of blue velvet with my marke and 
syne made theron with this condicion that my fader's two 
tunicles shall bere his marke, if not my will is that the said blue 
cope be gyven to the church of St. Mighell of Honyton that my 
fader and my moder and my wif and all my children be there 
remembered and prayed for every Sonday by the yere. To the 
making of the Ambulatory before the sepulcre altar in the 
church of Mary Magdalene in Taunton 40 marks. To the said 
Ambulatory of the bequest of my fader 20 marcs which restith 

£ 



26 $onur*et Will*. 



in the hands of Robert Roper. The ffraternite of the high crosse 
service in Magd. church 6s. 8d. The fraternite of the sepulcre 
service in the same church lay. To the sepulcre service my two 
tenements in the church erthe of Magdalen being in valour by 
yere iSs. so that 10s. of the said somme be distributed every 
year for an obit to be kept for the welth of the soules of 
Alexander Tose and Jone his wife, John Tose and Jone his wife 
with all their children, so that the Vycar reteyn for every obit 
/\d. every preest 2d. t every clerke irf., the two wardeyns that 
shal be for the tyme to each of them 4*/., the residue of the 
10s. to be bestowed in ringing and breade to be given away to 
poor people. To the use and store of Jesus masse to be main- 
tained in Magdalene Church \os. I ordayne and make covenant 
with Master Thomas Save to syng for the soules afore-rehersed 
in Magdalene Church the space of 7 yere receiving the 1st year 
£$ in syngyng of St. Gregories trigintall and for every of the 
6 yeris following £6 so that 2 days in the weke of every of the 
6 yeres he say placebo dirige and commendations and the masse 
of requiem uppon the morrow. To the church of Mynchyn 
Buckland that I and my wife Joane may be there made 
Brother and Suster 20s. To the house of mynchyns of 
Canonlegh for the same intent 20s. To the place of ffrier 
myners of Bridgewater for the same intent 20j\ To the place 
of ffriers of Ivelchester for the same 20s. To the place of 
Augustyn freris in Bristol for the same 20s. So that each of the 
Brethren of the said places the same day the mony is paid saye 
placebo dirige and commendations and uppon the morrow a masse 
of requiem and they all among them together in generall in 
their owne places syng a solempne dirige with the masse of 
requiem uppon the morrow for the souls abovenamed. To the 
Church of St. James in Taunton 10s. To the fraternite of our 
lady service in the same church 10s. To the fraternite of our 
lady service in the church of Lyme \os. To the reparacion of 
the cobbe in the same towne 10s. To the reparacion of the high 
waye extending from the spitall of St. Margaret in Taunton 
unto Blakeburgh bridge 40J. To the reparacion of the high 
waye from the est gate of Taunton unto Shordiche 40J. 
To the reparacion of the high waye extending from the spitall 
of St. Margaret unto Bathepole 40^. To the reparacion of the 



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high vvaye extending from Petherton unto Bridgewater 40s. To 
Alexander my son all the fee simple lands and chatell land 
that I have within the towne of Taunton and Westmonkton, £c 
in money and £c in money more to defend and kepe my true 
and very juste title in the said lands. To Nicholas my son all the 
finable lands that came by my fader Alexander Tose and John 
Combe and £c. To John my son 6 cotages wiche I bought of 
Robert Stoke and half Whyppyll myll which I bought of 
Richard Burton and £c. They not to enter on the lands during 
the life of Joane my wife. To Robert my sonne £c. To my 
daughters Isabell, Margery and Joane £40 each. To my children 
after the decease of my wife all my plate so that my sonnes have 
the best of it. My wife to dispose of gurdelles, beadis, and ryngs 
at her proper wyll. To Thomas Mefflyn and Agnes his wife 
4 measures of wodde. I gyve and forgyve John Gifforde all such 
things as he is in daunger toward me. To Christiane my servant 
40r. and she to be well apparelled. 

Residue : Joane my wife (executrix). 

Proved June 23rd, 1502. 



1501. JOHN STURRAGE. 

[8 Blamyr.] 

February 27th, 1501. John Sturrage of Keynsham, in the 
diocese ot Wells. To be buried in the church of the B.M. of 
Kading, Sarum diocese. I leave for my mortuary my best hofise. 
To the cathedral church of Wells 12*/. To the church of the 
Holy Trinity of Keynsham one whole piece of cloth called a 
bristow cloth, viz., half to the fraternity and the other half to the 
reparation of the said church. To each of my sons a whole 
pece of cloth. 

Residue : Cecily my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses: Sir Thomas Leech curate of the said chufdfi 
with three others, his neighbours there. 

Proved April 27th, 1 502. 



28 &onur*et HBilfe. 



1501. JOHN WADHAM, KNT. 

[II Blamyr.] 
March 20th, 1501. John Wadham Knyght. My body to 
holy sepulture in the chapell of St. Kateryne in the Church of 
Illmyster in the tumbe in which William Wadham my grauntfer 
and Jone his wyff lyen. I will that there be disposed an C shillings 
to the chapell aforesaid and to make a chalice and the residue to 
the reparacion of the chapell aforesaid and an C shillings to the 
churche aforesaid and to the fraternite of the same. To the 
Church of Wells 40s. To the Church of Withlakington 40s. To 
the Church of Ilton 20s. whereof 10s. to go to the church and 
the other 10s. to the store of our Lady. The Abby of Athelney 
to have my gilte coope, the which was my cosayne John Warrs 
or ells the valiew of hym, at the election of my sone, to pray 
for the Warres and for me by name, as they be ordered in the 
said abbey. I will that my detts be well payed and content as 
it shall apeer by writing and the mowthis of the chalengers 
of itt taking betweene God and them discharging of my soule, 
and that it be content of my goodes excepte implements and 
stuff of howshold and my plate the which I will my sone 
Nicholas have at 2s. a unce yf he will, hooly with the manor of 
Merifild, except that I will my wyff have only the manor of 
Merifild a yere aftre my deth, and wheras my goodes will not 
streche to the contentacion therof, I will that it be levied of the 
manor of Slyverton 1 and Wadham the which I put itt in feoffment 
to the same extent the which feoffment restith in the hands of Sir 
John Speke, Knight. Also I will that my sone Nicholas have my 
manor of Alvyngton, Venicott, and Braden immediately after my 
decesse, except that I will that he suffre my feoffes and executors 
to receve on anuell rent of £20 to be levied of my manor of 
Braden aforsaid with a distres of non-payment the which ^*2C 
I will that it shall go to the exhibicion of my daughter Alianor 
in sum house of Religion of women with a woman to waite 
on her, and that the house be devised by the discrecion of my 
feoffars and exors. I will that the will of my cosayne Jone 
Warre be fulfilled as it apperith upon her testament the which 



1 Silverton, co. Devon, 



3ofjn QHattfjam, lint. 29 

resteth at Merifild in the parlor. Also I will that my nece 
Isabell Fauentleroy have £20 in money towarde her mariage 
for her goode service don in tymys paste. I will that my Emons 
[yeomen] have her hole wages a yer after my decesse unless then 
they can gett them service in the mene season. I will that Sir 
John Wadham my cosayne have £20 in money to singe for me 
by the space of two yeres and to pray for me as long after as 
hitt please hym. Wheras the vicar of Milverton oweth me ^"20 
of the which I recevid a portuouse in prise of 10 marks I 
wolle that the said portuouse be evin to the chauntre of Ilmyster 
ther to be chayned in the yelde of St. Kateryne with other 
stuffe of howsholde that restith in the said chauntrye for to 
pray for us and the names her folowing to be prayed for, that is 
to say, Richard Warre, Jone and Margery her modre, John 
Wadham knt, and Isabell Elizabeth and Isabell his wyffis. Also 
I wolle that the other 20 markes be recovered of the said vicary, 
and yf he will not deliver itt by his free will I will that it be 
recovered by the wey of accion, whereof I will that 40s. be geven 
to the Abbott of Atthelney to holde an obite for us, also to the 
prioras and covente of Buklonde 40s. also to the prior and 
covent of Taunton 40s. to holde an obite for us. Also wheras 
the house of Wilton hath had gret injurye and wronge for non- 
payment of 2$s. and ode money going out of the manor of 
Alvyngton. I will that they have a tune of wyne in recompense 
of the injurye done by me and 40*. to hold an obite for me as 
sone as they have knowledge of my deth. Also I will that there 
be levyed of my lands in feoffment so moche money as will paye 
for glasynge of a paene of new werke in Mowntegew and they 
to hold an obite for me after my decesse, and I and my wyff and 
children to be putt in ther fraternite. I will that the freres of 
Briggewater have 40s. to hold an obet for me and that Doctor 
Wollffe have 10s. a quarter till he be full content of 40s. wherof 
he is content of 20s. Also I will that the ffreres of Ilchester 
have 6s. id. Also I will that my wifFs detts be payed of the 
manor of Hardington or ellse of my lands put in feoffees hands 
to performe and content my will and detts, yf any interruption 
be made to the said manor of Hardington. I will that Edith my 
wyffes woman have 40s. I will that the vicary of Whytelakyngton 
have i$s. 4d. to the parson of Enjner ior, To Sir Philippe 6s. 8d t 



jo domerlet WHtti. 



The vicary of II ton 20 s. My exors to redeme a color of golde 
that was my wyflfs the which lieth with Umfray Walkron and 
that my doughter Alianor have hym. Also I will that she have 
hym that lyeth at plegge with John Herion for 20s. I will that 
my doughter Newborow have a bye 1 that my wyffe hath the 
which was my furste wyffes. I will that myn exors cause sum 
honest man to go for n>e on pilgrimage to St. Jamys, to Haills, 
to Master John Schornen, to Walsingham, to Canterburye, to 
the roode of Northdore at Pawlis, to our lady of pewe, 2 to king 
Harrye, to our lady of Bowe, to Saint Brownewill, to Bysshope 
Lacy 8 and he to have for his labours beside his costs 40*. and so 
moche more to be geven to preests and power men in almys as my 
selffe should have spent doing the said pilgrimage. I will my 
cosayne Sir John Wadham have the bedde that is in the 
chambre that he lyeth in. And this my will to be well and trewly 
performed and don. I ordayne and constitute Sir John Speke, 
knt, Master William Summaster, clerke, Master John Tayler, 
clerke, and John Wadham, clerke, to be myn exors, every of them 
to have for his labor 40s. a yer unto the tyme my will be content 
and performyd. 

In witness whereof I sett myn signe manuell. 

Proved at Lamehithe, July 1st, 1502. 



1502. RICHARD BEST. 

[11 Blamyr.] 
April 16th, 1502. Richard Best of Taunton. My body to 
the holy grave and sepulture of Peter and Poule in the priory 
of Taunton, ther to rest in the yelde of Saint Botulphe by 
my father and mother. Unto my lord Prior of Taunton for 
offerings and tethings forgotten and lafte behynde 40s. Master 
Nicholas Dissum, vicar of Maudelen, to pray for me, 6s. id. 
Sir John Rexbone, preest, to pray for me, $s. 4d. To the high 
aulter of Magdalene church a seute of aulter clothes of whyte 

1 Bee, a ring or torque of metal, usually meant for the arm or neck ; but in one 
case at least used of a finger-ring. (N. E. D. ) 

1 1483. I will that my . heart be carried to our Lady of Pue, adjoining to 
St. Stephen's College at Westminster, Test. Vet., p. 380. 

8 On April 18th, 141 7. Edmund Lacy was consecrated Bishop of Hereford ; he 
became Bishop of Exeter in 1420 and diea September 18th, 1455. 



fttrfjarto Sett. 31 



damaske to the honor and worship of Allmyghty God in the 
principal fests of the yere. To the makyng of the pynacles of 
Magdalen Church to wyre 40s. To the service of the high 
crosse 20s. To the service of the sepulture ther 20s. I will 
that immediately after my deth an honest and a well disposed 
preest to sing for my soule in the said churche of Mawdelen by 
the space of 3 yere that is to say that he shall sing during 
the space of the sed yeres every yere Saint Gregories trentall 
with all observaunce according to the same. I will that myn 
executor dele and distribute the day of my buring to pouer people 
moost nedeful 40?. in money in halfpenny (ob.) dole and in the day 
of my monithis mynde in (pb.) dole. I will that in the sed day 
of my buring and the obsequence of the hole herse of the 
sepulture with all the lights therto belonging branne abowte 
my body deuring the season of service and massis and also in 
the day of my moneth mynde according paying to the service 
therfor 10s. I will that my lorde Prior have (he being at dirige 
and masse) is. 4*/. ; the supprior 2od. ; and every chanon 12 d. ; 
every novice Sd. ; Master Vicar of Mawdelen I2d. ; to every 
priest of the said church ^d. ; to every clerke 2d. I will that 4 
pouer men have 4 blake gownys having in ther hands 4 torchis 
of waxe abowte my body in the tyme of dirige and massis and 
every of them to have 2d. in money. I will that immediately 
aftre, my burgage which I dwell in with the appurtenances that 
I bought of Mawde Dowling being executrice unto Water 
Dowlyng be delivered in fee forever unto the prior of Taunton 
for evermore after the discrecion of my feoffees to this intent : 
the prior and covente of the same place and ther successors 
for evermore shall fynde whilis the world stondith in the 
said priory a Rennyng 1 masse ther to be said praying for 
me and my wyffe, my father, my mother and all our children 
and Christian soulys bidyng the mercy of Allmyghty Gode, 
according to the composition and ordenance of Water Dow- 
lyng ther founde who is soule God take merci and that 
sufficiunt Sowrties be founde ther of bytwene the said place 
and my feoffors and other frendes of my councelle and yf the 
said prior and covent will not therto agre that then I will the 



1 S.K.S., xvi, pp. 1, 3oo(n). 



32 $omer0et SEttlta. 



said burgage remain to some other monastery of vertuouse 
disposition after the discretion of my feoffars and oversears 
provided alway the seid masse to be kept for evermore and if 
it please Jone, my wyff, to geve them money as Mawde Dow- 
lyng dide she to kepe the seid burgage to hir and to hfr 
assignes for evermore, and that it be sold to none other till she 
forsake it. To John, my son, 4 packs of clothe, 2 of Brige- 
waters and 2 of Tauntons, the said John to have after the 
decesse of Jone, my wyff, my myllys called Birgyn myllys ; 
to the said John my arable londe with the 3 Racks at Hurtill 
diche ; also after the decesse of my wife 5 acres of arable 
grownde in wone close, an akre and a quarter of grownde 
arable late of Harre Togwells with 2 acres of medowe lying in 
pie medowes. I geve to the making of the cawsey and mend- 
ing of the wey unto flode brige 2ar. 

Residue : Jone, my wyff (sole executrix). 

Overseer: Lawrens Adam (to whom 10 marks, or else a 
packe of Briggewaters). 

In witness wherof I have setto my seall and Thomas 
Clerke, writer of this my wille, has setto his seal. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 6th, 1502. 



1502. ROBERT LENDEGE. 

[22 Blamyr.] 

April 1 8th, 1502. Robert Lendege of Kingston Semey. 
My body to be buried in the church of All Saints of Kingston 
Semey. To the cathedral church of Wells 6d. ; to Joan, my 
daughter, one cow ; to Jane, my daughter, one cow and a 
calf. 

Residue: Edmund Lendege, my heir, whom I make my 
executor. 

Overseer : Richard Shetill, of Prykwok. 1 

Proved April 3rd, 1503. 



1 In Norton Hautcville (see Wood's Chew Magna, pp. 67, 68, 72, 77). 



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1502. ROBERT PARNELL. 

[9 Blamyr.] 

May 24th, 1502, Robert Parnell, of Arundell, yoman. To 
be buried in parish churchyarde of Bedington [Beckington] in 
the co. of Somerset. To the same church for my buryng ther 
6s. &d. Cathedral church of Wellys $d. To my gostly fader 
parish prest of the same church of Bekington to pray for my 
soule, 3s. 4<J. Parishe clerk of the same church \d. To the 
almeshouse of Bekington for the sustentation of the almes folks 
ther a blankett, a coverlight there to abide as long as it will 
indure. 

Residue : John Parnell, my broder (executor). 

Witnesses : Robert More, of Bekington, George Carpinter, 
of the same. 

Proved June 4, 1 502. 



1502. WILLIAM CARPENTER. 

[11 Blamyr.] 

June ioth, 1502. William Carpenter, of Rode. My body 
to be buried in the churchyard of the church of St. Peter of 
Stowrton. To the cathedral church of Wells 6d. To the rector 
of Stowrton for tithes forgotten 20d. To the fabric of the 
church of S. 26s, $d. To William Sheppehurd my nephew, 20s. 
To the light of the Holy Trinity of S. one cow. 

Residue : Joan, my wife, and Sir Robert Eliott, rector of 
Stowrton. 

Supervisor : Richard Come. 

Witnesses : Alexander Gylis, rector of Culmyngton, and 
John Brabyn, of Stourton. 

Proved at Lamehithe, October 24th, 1 502. 



1502. EDWARD GOLDESTON. 

[12 Blamyr.] 
July 17th, 1502. Edward Goldeston, of Tawnton. To be 
buried in Christ Church of Twynham. To the church of 
St Michael in Southampton 10s. ; to the church of St. Mary 

F 



34; &omt*M Witt*. 



Magdalene, of Tawnton 6s. &/., and one long gown furred 
" violett " colour ; to Agnes, my wife, £4 sterling and all her own 
goods which she brought to me or their value. To Sir William 
Gierke and Sir Thomas Baily $s. ; to John Griffith one long 
gown of violett colour and one piece of cloth of Briggewater. of 
the same colour. To Sir John Goldeston, canon, my kinsman, 
two silver cups and one salarium anglice, " a salteselar " and one 
piece of cloth of Briggewater of violett colour. To Christ 
Church of Twynham 1,000 lb. of copper and 250 lb. " de la 
Batreware." 1 

Residue : to John Goldston, my father ; to John, William, 
Agnes, Joan, and the child with which my wife is pregnant, in 
equal portions. 

Executor: William Bolday, of Tawnton, to whom \os. 

Witnesses : Sir William Clerke, parochial chaplain, Sir 
Thomas Baily, Richard Langton, parish clerk, James Harrison 
and John Griffith. 

Mem. : that William Barnard alias Gylliam Sherman, of 
Southampton, owes me £7. Brankyn de le Westhalle, lombard, 
owes me 7 nobles. John Saunders, of Briggewater, merchant, 
owes me 40s. 

Witness: Sir Thomas Baily, my spiritual father. I have 
signed with my own hand and have affixed my seal. 

Proved at Lambeth, August 26th, 1502. 



1502. GEORGE DOVELL. 

[21 Blamyr.] 

August 2nd, 1 502. George Dovell. To be buried wherever 
it please God. " Ecclesie Cath. baten et Wellen" 4*/. To my 
parish church of Wynhed [Minehead] 6s. Sd. ; to each light in 
the same 2d. ; to the store of the port there 5 s. ; to the chapel 
there 12*/. ; a third part of my goods to my children. 

Residue : Alice, my wife (executricc). 

Overseers : John Wattis and Mychael Franke. 

Proved December 16th, 1502. 

[Donell in official Index, but Dovell or Doble is a well-known name in 
Minehead.] 

1 Vessels not riveted together but hammered or battered into union as tea-kettles, 
&c. (Wright) see also N.E.D. sub Battery. 



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1502. JOHN GORNEY. 

[22 Blamyr.] 

August 2 1st, 1502. John Gomey. My body to be buried 
in the parish church of Wryngton. Mother church of Wells, $d. 
To the high altar for my tithes forgotten 6s. $d. ; to the high 
light 1 2d. ; to the lights of B.M. and St. Nicholas id. To Joan 
and Agnes my daughters, £6 i$s. ^d. (each). 

Residue : to Isabel, my wife. 

Supervisors : Richard Gorney and John Wyllott. 

Witnesses : William Hardyng, Sir Thomas Gelingham, my 
curate, and William Gumey. 

Proved March 28th, 1503. 



1502. RICHARD DAMPTR. 

[16 Blamyr.] 

St Giles [September 1st] 1502. Richard Dampy r vicar of 
Combe St. Nicholas. To be buried in the churchyard of the 
church of Combe St. Nicholas. To the church of Wells, \2d. 
To the church of Combe, 20s. To the church of Severby alias 
Serby near Castre [Caistor] and 18 miles from Lincoln where 
I was born 20s. To Lincoln College in Oxon 20s. 9 and Hugh 
de Vilien super Sapirtialia in parchment with two books in 
paper " de Tabulis diversorum Librorum." 1 To the church of 
Combe my best covering of a bed for Easter. I will that my 
books be given to devout men to pray for me and that they be 
not sold, except only " Biblia" which I wish to be sold. Item 
that the church of Serby have " Parisiens de viciis et virtutibus? 

Residue: Master Christopher Chatur, Vicar of Meyr, 
Master Simon Denham, and Master Simon Foderby, Doctors in 
Theology (executors). 

1 With regard to the books mentioned in this will, the Rev. Andrew Clark, 
formerly Fellow of Lincoln College, kindly writes : 

" The Tabulae I take to be a student's Epitome, possibly made by Dampyr 
himself of some standard theological works ; a very interesting notice of such a 
practice will be found in Wood's Athena ; notice of Robert Bolton (ob. 1631). 
There is a printed book, ' Sum ma in virtutcs cardttiales et vttia tilts contrariaj 
Paris, 1480, foL" I take this opportunity of thanking Mr. Clark for this valuable 
information. 



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Overseers : Sir Philip Chalkoc and Master William Cort, 
and I will that each of these choose 2 books whichever they 
please. 

And each of the three executors to have "Regale 1 unum 
prefer sumptum et expressum" 

Witnesses : Sir John Chalcok and Sir John Hancok, priests, 
Henry Boner, " generosus." 

I will that Will Coort and Sir John Chalkott be supervisors 
of my goods. 

Proved November 4th, 1502. 

[The testator was Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1479. On July 
1st, 1485, he was instituted Vicar of Combe St. Nicholas, when he is 
described as " A. M." 

1 5 10, August 16th, Christopher Chaters, A.M. inst. R. of Rimpton. 

1473, March 12th, William Coorte inst. Vicar of Stoke sub Hamdon. 

Serby is now spelt Searby.] 



1502. JOHN VOWELL. 

[10 Blamyr.] 

September 6th, 1502. I, John Vowell, doctor of lawe, hole 
of mynde, make my testament in this maner flfurst I bequeth 
my soule to Allmyghty God and my body to be buried in holy 
sepulture in the cathedral church of St. Andrewes of Wellys. 
Item I bequeth to the warks of the body of the same church, 
6s. Sd 

The residue of all my goods to my exors that they dispose 
them for the welthe of my soule and I ordeyne this myne 
executor Lorde Thomas bisshop of [Tenos] 2 residenciary of the 
same church, Raffe Gardiner, John Clausey, vicar of the same 
church and William Draper of London, this doon September 6th, 
1502. 

Proved November 14th, 1502. 

[Testator who was LL.D. and canon res. of Wells, was instituted Vicar of 
Cheddar June 9th, 1487, and held the living till his death. On November 
13th, 1494, he was instituted to Kilton, and at the time of his death was also 
possessed of the rectory of Lydeard St. Lawrence. Somerset Incumbents, 53, 
385, 395-] 

1 A royal, a gold coin worth 15J. Henry VII. minted these coins. 

2 Thomas Cornish, Tincnsis Episcopus, Suffragan of Wells, 1486-1513. 



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1502. RICHARD ADAMS. 

[20 Blamyr.] 

September 10th, 1502. Richard Adams, of Tanton, 
sepulture in the church of Tanton. To my lord prior for my 
thythys forgoten 30J. ; to the place for to be made brother 
6s. id. ; to my lord prior for his labor to cum to my derige and 
masse 3s. ^d. ; to the parish prest \2d. ; to every other prest ther 
being at my derige and masse 8d. ; to the edifieing of the towr 
of Maudelon church 26s. id. ; to the sepultur servis and the 
high crosse (each) 6s. Sd. To our lady servis of St. Jamis a 
pece of lokyram and so much of velvet to make another cloth 
ther. To my mother an oxe. To my brother maister Jamis 
20s. My sister Anne an oxe. Agnes my doughter £20. 
Johane my doughter £20. I ordeyn that I have a prest 
immediately after my decesse to sing for me, my fader, my 
moder, and all our frynds by the space of 3 eries, the furst yere 
a trentall and 2 yre following for £12. To the making of Ton- 
brig a pece of lokeram cloth, Thomas Clerke i2d. ; to the owt 
clerk 6d. 

Residue : Margaret my wif (executrix). 

Overseers : Lawrens Adams, William Bolday ; Lawrens 
Adams taking for his labor a pece of cloth and an oxe, and 
William Bolday my bay horse. 

Witnesses: Richard Wannam, clerk, Thomas Welshot 
literatus. 

Proved at Lamehithe, December 2nd, 1 502. 



1502. JOHN WOODE. 

[18 Blamyr.] 

September 1 ith, 1502. Sir John Woode, rector of the parish 
church of St. Mary next the north [gate] of the city of Bath. To 
be buried in the chancel of the said church ; to the mother church 
of Wells, 4d. I ordain William Woode, my brother, to be my 
executor that he may best dispose for the health of my soul in 
testimony of which, etc. 

Proved February 8th, 1502. 

[Testator may have been a monk of Bath Priory, for he is described as 
" Dompnus Joh. Woode."] 



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1502. WILLIAM BALAM. 

[II Blamyr.] 

October 2nd, 1502. William Balam of Ilbrewer in the co. 
of Somerset. To be buried in the church of Ilbrewer ther before 
the crosse. To the cathedral church of Wellis 12^. To the 
church of Ilbrewer 40s. (the which restith in the hands of 
Sir Thomas Proward) and a cowe. The church of Saint Jones 
of Briggewater 39s. ^d. To Isabel my doughter £6 \$s. ^d. 
To Edith my doughter 40J. To John my son 40s. To the 
high awter of Ilbrewer 3*. 4J. To the brotherhed of Ilmester 
a cowe. William my son to have all such promises as I promised 
hym at the day of his mariage. 

Residue : to my wyffe Jone, she to dispose for my soule, and 
I make her sole executrix, and I make Alexander my son super- 
visor. 

Witnesses : Sir William Martyn, clerke, William Balam, my 
son, Thomas Mostron, Richard Heliar with many others. 

Proved at "Lamehithe," November 15th, 1502. 



1502. RICHARD HOWCHINS. 

[20 Blamyr.] 

1502. Richard Howchins, to be buried in the churchyard 
of St. John Evan, of Milborne Porte. To the fraternity of 
St. John Evan, aforesaid 6d One cow to sustain the lights of 
B.M. and St Leonard after the decease of Agnes my wife. 
Cathedral church of Wells 6d. Agnes my doughter 20 ewes. 
Robart son of my wife one calf. William his son one calf. 
Marie his daughter one calf. 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Supervisor : John Silcoke brother of my wife. 

Witnesses : Richard Bradwey, 1 rural dean {pleband) of the said 
Church of Milborne, William Howper, Thomas Harvy. 

Proved October 15th, 1502. 



1 1500, Jan. 20, Richard Broadway, instituted Rector of Abbas Combe, Somerset 
Incumbents y 2. 



9*$n 9?&maii. 39 



1502. THOMAS PEMBROKE. 

[2 HOLGRAVE.] 

December 23rd, 1502. Thomas Pembroke. 

My body to the next holy church buriall wher as my body 
and soule shall departe. To the high awter of the parisshe 
church in Briggewater 2s., and to every awter in the same church 
beside, I2d. To the grey freers 10s. to pray for my soule. I 
make Richard Pembroke my sone hole executour of all my 
goodes moevable and immoevable and to pray for my soule. 
And also I make Richard Skellton and Thomas Hooper overseers 
and rewlers of all my goodes till my said sone be 20 yere of age, 
and rewlers of my sone also. And they to take for their labor 
every of theym 40s. And if my sone departe owte of this world 
within age that then Richard Skelton and Thomas Hooper to 
fynde a preest to syng and pray for my soule with my goods as 
long as they will indure, aftir 9 mrke every yere, for me my wif 
and all my childern. Also to these bequests above written I have 
geve and bequest to Mag. Robert Michell vicar of Brigge water my 
best gowne to pray for me. Also I will the yere after my decesse 
a preest to synge and pray for my soule and for my wiff and our 
children with all our frends soules to besech Almighty God to 
have mercy, Amen. 

Proved at Lambeth, February 7th, 1503. 



1502. JOHN PYKMAN. 

[22 Blamyr.] 

February 6th, 1502. John Pykman, clerk, B. and W. diocese. 
My body to ecclesiastical burial. I will that Master Thomas 
Harrys cause my body to be buried and that he have the dis- 
position of my goods and I make him my executor. 

Witnesses : William Rogers, Thomas Olyver, Elizabeth 
Brynkley, Alice Butler, Joan Hart, and others. 

Proved, March 15th, 1502. 

[Axbridge : 1499, September 2nd, John Lugwardin per dismiss. John 
Pykman. 

Minehead : 1500, June 5th, John Pykman instituted. 

1502, March i8th, T. Beaumont per mort J.P. Somerset Incumbents^ u ? 
400.J 



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1502. ROBERT PEMBERTON. 

[38 HOLGRAVE.] 

February 13th, 1502. Robert Pemberton, clerk, one of the 
Fellows of the New College " in le mountre lane " in the city of 
Wells. My body to be buried in the eastern pattella of the 
cloister of the cathedral church of St. Andrew of Wells, before 
the image of the Holy Rood there, or as near the said image as 
may be convenient. To the fabric of the said cathedral church 
y. 4a 7 . To the prior and brethren of the Carthusian House of 
Witham 6s. $d. To the fabric of the church of St. Martin of 
Brastid in Kent 20s. To the fabric of the church of Stretly in 
Berks 6s. $d. To the fabric of the church of Wegan in Lanes. 
40s. To Helen my sister, one cup gilt with bagpippys in the 
foot of the cup. To Joan daughter of the said Helen, one cup 
gilt with a cover with crowns, weighing 20 ounces. To Alice 
daughter of the said Helen, one silver salt-celar partly gilt with 
cover, weighing 17 ounces. To Edmund Barowe son of the said 
Helen 12 silver spoons "the endes cutt" weighing 18 ounces. 
To Robert Pemberton, Knight of Rhodes, my cousin, six 
bollys with a cover, weighing 116 ounces, also 12 spoons with 
" wodhowsis 1 on the endys," weighing 1 3 ounces. To Mathew 
my cousin, one cup with cover, partly gilt, weighing 25 \ ounces. 
To Roland my cousin, one cup with cover, partly gilt, weighing 
2\\ ounces, and one silver salt-cellar partly gilt, weighing 6 
ounces. To each of the two daughters of Elizabeth my sister 
£3 6s. $d. To Thomas Doddyng son of John Doddyng 6s. Sd. 
To John Skytt son of David Skytt 6s. id. To Katherine 
Pemberton lately wife of Hugh Pemberton, one cup with cover 
gilt with three " bocatts " 2 in the bottom weighing 35^ ounces, 
and a delay 8 for wine silver gilt weighing 12 ounces. To a 

1 Satyr, faun or wood-elf, see Prompt. Pan/, sub "wodewese." Test. Ebor. 
(Surtees Soc.)» iv, 98. Kerry's St. Laurence, Reading, 170. The usual form is 
wodwis, but the form here is specially interesting as giving the origin of the name 
Woodhouse (Prompt. Parv.). 

2 The arms of Pemberton, of Pemberton, co. Lanes., are, "Ar. a chevron vert 
between 3 buckets sa. hoops and handles or." 

* Evidently a vessel for mixing wine ; the noun is not in the N.E.D., but the verb 
to delay is there given, with the meaning " to weaken by admixture (as wine with 
water)" and the earliest instance, " 1543, His wyne must be claret delaied." 



Stoljn Srpfaer. 4* 



suitable priest to celebrate for me, my father and mother and all 
my benefactors and all the faithful dead for three years in the 
church of Wagan in co. Lancaster, and the said priest to be sworn 
to say requiems daily for me and the aforesaid souls. I will that 
the said priest have for his stipend 100s. per annum, for bread, 
wine and wax 6s. Sd. and so from year to year until the said sum 
be expended. 

Residue : Katherine Pemberton and Robert Pemberton, 
Knt, whom I make my executors. 

Witnesses : Master Thomas Goldewege, priest, notary public, 
William Drewe, Richard Coke priest, and many others. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 25th, 1505. 

1503. JOHN POX. 

[29 Blamyr.] 

April 13th, 1503. John Fox, senior, to be buried at the 
entrance of the cloister of the house of the B.M. of Wytham in 
Selwode, of the Carthusian Order. Cathedral church of Wells 
12*/. To the principal Carthusian House in France 6s. Sd. 
To the house of Wytham 40*. with a silver goblet. To the 
church of Frary 13^. 4*/. if it be possible, otherwise 6s. Sd. To 
the church of Estharptre 13^. \d. and one ton of lead. To 
Davie Draby my second best gown. To Cristina wife of my son 
Robert my gown of blue colour. To the servants of the house 
of Whitham 14X To John Pote \os. To William Palmer my 
gown of Russet. 

Residue : David Driby, Thomas Fox and Robert Fox my 
sons and I make them executors. 

Witnesses: Sir Philipp my curate, "Dompnus Matheus 
Dogode," John Dogode, William Byrde. 

Proved July 5th, 1503. 

1503. JOHN DRYVER. 

[34 Holder.] 

April 25th, 1503. John Dryver of Taunton. My bodie to 

be buried in the churche erthe of the Priory of Taunton, where 

it shall please the wardens to laye it. I will that in convenient 

tyme and as sone as it maye be, that all my detts that I owe of 

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42 domrrtrt OSflb. 



right be content and paide. To the churche of Seynt Mary 
Magdelyn 5$. To the Prior for offeryngs forgotten 5s. And 
so I make and orden my wyff to be myn executor, and William 
Boldery oversear, and she to dispose for my soule as it pleaseth 
her, and dispose for my goodes that I lefte and my detts paide, to 
my children, to her pleasor. 

Ycven the dey aboveseid. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 31st, 1517. 



1503. ROGER HOLBROKE. 

[29 Blamyr.] 

May 8th, 1 503. Roger Holbroke of Chewe, to be buried in 
the church of St. Andrew of Chewe. To the mother church of 
St Andrew of Wells 4*/. To' the church of St Andrew of Chewe 
dr. id. To the chapel of the B.M. there 6s. id To John 
Chilton of Camerton 6s. Sd. To John Rugge of Midsomer 
Norton 6s. Zd. 

Residue: Agnes my wife, John Storowe and Thomas 
Holbroke my son (executors). 

Witnesses : Sir Henry Haywarding, priest, Robert Acford, 
Roger Bully, and John Hayward. 

Proved October 26th, 1503. 



1503. JOHN NETHEWAY. 

[29 Blamyr.] 

August 4th, 1503. John Netheway of Taunton, to be buried 
in the holy grave and sepulture of the Priory of Taunton there 
to rest nygh my wif on whose soule God have mercy. Cathedral 
church of Wells 4^. To the newe towre making of Magdeleyn 
Church 10s. To the Sepulture service and the high crosse in 
Magdeleyn 3J. 4*/. To the service of our lady in the church of 
St. James to take me as a broder there 6s. Sd To my sonne 
William Netheway £3. 1 will that my executrice make a 
newe crosse of tree performed with stone in the foote, set and 
wrought in the churchyard of Mary Magdeleyn nygh the 
procession wey. 

Residue : Agnes my wife executrice. 



Ctpua* Sppoioell. 43 



Overseer : William my son. 

Witnesses: Master Hugh Thomas, Vicar of Magdeleyn, 
William Cowper, John Magott, William Culverwell. 
Proved October 23rd, 1503. 



1503. JOHN RETFORD. 

[25 Blamyr.] 

September 1st, 1503. Maister John Retford. To be buried 
in the church of our lady of Wedmore. 1 I bequeth £20 to 
Wedmore church to fynd a preest in the same church syngyng 
three yers for me my fader and moder and for John Tolle. To 
the same church of Wedmore 40s. to the making of a new bell. 
To Baunton church 10 marcs to find a prest in the same church 
syngyng a hoole yere for me and my frends aforesaid. To the 
said church of Baunton to reparacion of the same 20s. To the 
house of St Michaell at Cambridge 10 marcs. To the church of 
Alforth a chalice price of £7. William Hardely and to his wiff 
£20. Robert Rygnadyn my servant £20. John Algate ys 
yerely of rent and 40s. To St. Gonthals chapell my masse 
book. Sir John Castell my parish preest my best gowne and 
book alias the Chatholicon. Every of my god-children \zd. 
Master Roger a lyned gowne. 

Executor : Master John Heyrie, to whom 20 marcs. 

Residue : my servants aforesaid. 

Witnesses : Sir John Castell, Lewse Gyst, John Dane, John 
Salwey, John Sye, William Hardley, Robert Rygmaden. 

Proved September nth, 1503. 

[1492, November 18th, John Retford S.T.B. inst. Vicar of Wedmore, 
Somerset Incumbents^ 206.] 

1503. THOMAS APPOWELL. 

[26 Blamyr.] 

September 4th, 1503. Thomas Appowell of the parish of 

Seynt Cuthbert of Wells. To be buried afore the ima^e of St. 

Jamys in the parish church aforesaid. Moder church of St 

Andrew \2d. To the high awter of St. Cuthbert's for tithes of 

1 Wodmore in MS. 



44 &omtvM mau. 



oblacions forgotten $s. 4*/. To the leparacion of the same auter 
$s. 4^. Reparacion of the same church 3J. \d. To every auter 
of the same church 4d. Almeshouse of Wells \2d. Richard my 
sone when that he come to the yeres of discrecion 10 marks and 
a pippe of woode. Sir Robert Cartar my gostly fader to pray 
for my soule 6s. id. 

Residue: Julian my wif (executrice). 

Overseer : Master Thomas Chew to whom 40s. 

I have sealed this with my seal. Present, Sir Robert Carter, 
John Walschott, William Somaister. 

Proved October 5th, 1 503. 



OLIVER KING, BISHOP. 

[31 Blamyr.] 

Hec est Victoria que vincit mundum fides nostra prima 
canonica Johannis capitulo quinto : hac igitur sacratissima fide 
ex gratia dei stabilitus et in honore summe et individue trinitatis 
Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, beatissime virginis Marie matris 
Domini nostri Jhesu Christi, apostolorumque eius Petri et Pauli 
ac piissimi Andree omniumque sanctorum Ego Oliverus 
permissione divina Bathon. et Wellen. Episcopus condo 
testainentum meum in hunc modum Inprimis et ante omnia 
quam devotissime potero, do et commendo animam meam in 
manus omnipotentis dei Patris Filii et Spiritus Sancti corpusque 
meum sub spe ut in die resurrectionis cum domino glorietur 
sepeliendum in choro novo ecclesie Bathon. iuxta archam 
primam partis borealis proximam altari summo. Deinde ut 
ante alia vera atque perfecta fiat persolucio omnium debitorum 
meorum sub forma que sequitur. Primo custodi sive gardiano 
novi Collegii B.M. Winton diocesis in Oxon xxxiij//. v]s. viijd. 
Magistro Roberto Shirborne xx//. et quia non omnes huius 
testamenti latinam linguam intelligunt ideo reliquam partem 
eiusdem vulgatam perscribere decrevi. 

First for the manner of my burying my mynde ys that no 
grete pompe be made in my funerall neither abowte my herse. 
Item, no gentilman nor astate to have of my livary at that tyme 
but suche as ben in my service or fee. Item, that a dyner and 



<$ttber ttfng, tttribop. 45 



repast be made for the poore and not for the riche ffor my 
remuneracion ys not in the place that I goo fro but as my hope 
ys in that place whiche I goo to and therfor I committe this 
mater to the discrecion of my executors, whom I make and 
ordeyne at this tyme, thes, ffirst my suster Elizabeth Cousyn, 
Maister William Cousyn, dean of Wells, Mr. Thomas Cornyssh, 
bisshop of Tynens and chaunter of Wells, Mr. Thomas Bewmount, 
archedeaken of Wells and Thomas Grene. For my bequests I 
geve first to the church of Bath my crucifix of silver and gilte, 
an ymage of Petir and another of Paule of silver and gilt, ij litell 
basons silver and gilt, ij the best candelstikks, an holy water pott 
as myn executors shall think best. Item, I will that every 
monke of my seid monastery of Bath shall have for keping of 
my dirige and masse fro the tyme of my burying to the xxxt/i 
day vjs. viij</. Item, to my cathedrall church of Wells I gyve 
an bequeth an ymage of Seynt Andrew of silver and gilte, ij the 
secunde of my best candelstikks, ij my best crewaites and an 
holywater stokke. Item, to my lady Philipott and to Mary 
Pawlet the wif of John Pawlett to have a bason and an ewer of 
silver, ij small potts silver and gilte with a standing cuppe of 
silver and gilte as it may be spared. Item, I will that John 
Cuddington have his obligacion of xxv marcs and to the said 
John Cuddington for hym and his sone, my godson, a bason 
and an ewer of silver apece or a cuppe and a litell pott of silver 
gilte as it shall be thought best by the discrecion of my 
executors. Item, I will that John Wardeford have his hole 
wages and xx/i. above. Item, Robert Harrys to have his hole 
wages and xx//. above. Item, Richard Broke his hole wages 
and x marcs above. Item, Richard Barbor his hole wages and 
x marcs above. I will that Henry Morisby yeman of my 
horses has his full wages and cs. above, every other gentilman my 
manuell servant in daiely service to have ther full wages and x 
marcs above, Every other yoman to have his full wages and 
as muche above as his full wages draweth to. The gromys and 
the pages eche of them likewise to have ther full wages and as 
moche above as the wages cometh to. 

Residue : to myn executors, they to dispose them for the 
helth of my soule as they shall think best. 

Witnesses : Mr. Hugo Ynge, doctor, John Skuse gentilman, 



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Edwarde Walgrove, William Mawnsell, John Cleybroke, John 
Gatton, Richard Ruynon and other. 

Probatum coram venerabili viro Magistro Rogero Church 
decret. doct. prerog. eccl. Cant, sede Arch, vacan. commiss. 1 24th 
October, 1503. 

[Bishop King was not buried at Bath, probably because the Priory 
Church was undergoing restoration. He was almost certainly buried at 
Windsor. The following inscription runs along the bottom of four large 
panels of oak containing the figures, painted on them at full length, of Prince 
Edward, Edw. IV., Edw. V. and Henry VII. "Orate pro Domino Olivero 
King Juris utriusque Professore ac illustris Edvardi primogeniti Regis 
Henrici sexti et serenissimorum Regum Edvardi quarti, Edvardi quinti et 
Hertrici septimi principali secretario, dignissimi ordinis Garterii Registro 
et hujus Sacri Collegii Canonico. a.d. 1489 et postea per dictum illustrissi- 
mum Regem Henr. Sept. a.d. 1492 ad sedem Exoniensem commendato." 
This inscription has been most kindly sent to the editor by the Dean of 
Windsor. 

Cecily Duchess of York, mother of K. Ed. IV., in her will dated 
April 1st, 1495, proved August 27th, 1495, appoints "Mr. Oliver King, 
Bishop of Bath," one of her executors.] 

1449, Elected from Eton to King's College, Cambridge. 

1459, Proctor of the Univ. of Cambridge. 

1474-7, Master of the Hospital of St. John the Bapt, Dorchester, 

Secretary to Edw. P. of Wales, son of Henry VI. 
1475-6, March 8.— Made by Edw. IV. Principal Sec. for the French 

tongue. 
1479-70, Preb. of Botevant (York). 
1487-8, February.— Exchanged Preb. of Botevant for that of Friday- 

thorpe. 
1480, Resigned Preb. of Eigne (Hereford). 

1480, October 30.— Canon of Windsor and Registrar of the Order of 
the Garter. 

1482, April 17. — Archdeacon of Oxford. 

1483, Ric. III. deprived him of his office of Secretary. 
1485, Henry VII. restored him. 

1487, May 2.— Preb. of Rugmere (St. PauPs Cath.). 

1487, September 28. — Archdeacon of Berks. 

1488, Founded Guild of Holy Trinity at Windsor. 
1490, July 12. — Archdeacon of Taunton. 

1490-1, March 23.— Dean of Hereford, resigned 27th June, 1491. 
1492, October 1. — Bishop of Exeter. 

1495, November 6.— Bishop of B. and W. Enthroned March 12. 
1497, September 30.— With the King visited Wells. 

1 Henry Dean, Archbishop of Canterbury, died February 15th, 1503. 



9af>n Compton. 47 



1499, Visited Bath— his dream. 

1503, August 29. — Obiit. 

1 503, October 24. — His will was proved. 



1503. JOHN COMPTON. 

[39 HOLGRAVE.] 

July 19th, 1503. John Compton senior of Bekynton. My 
body to be buried in the parish church of Bekenton within the 
chapel of the B.M. there, on the south side of the chancel of 
the said church. To the church of Wells 3^. \d> To the parish 
church of Bekenton £20, under this condition that with part of 
the said money shall be provided, two silver gilt candelabra by 
my executor and in my name delivered to the wardens of the 
said church as of my gift to the use of the said church and to 
the praise of God continually to be used there. I bequeath to 
17 other parish churches £20 to be distributed at the discretion of 
my executor. To the reparation of the highways and streets as 
well in the town of Bekenton itself as in other places near that 
town to be disposed at the discretion of my executor 46s. Sd. 
To the reparation of the causeway called Standewiks causeway 
£6 13s. 4*/. To the Prior and convent of Bath to the building 
of the cathedral there ;£io. To the Carthusian House of 
Henton ;£io. To the Carthusian House of Wyttham ;£io. 
To the order of Friars Minors of Bristol to celebrate a trental 
for my soul and the souls of my parents 20s. To the order of 
Friars Preachers to celebrate a trental for the said souls 2or. 
To the order of the Carmelite Friars of Bristol for a like purpose 
10s. To the order of Augustinian Friars of Bristol for a like 
purpose ioj. Towards the marriage of 16 poor girls to be 
distributed at the discretion of my executor 106s. id. To each 
godson and goddaughter \2d. To Thomas Coke of Sarum 
one of the supervisors of this my will \oos. To Richard 
Bartholomew another of the supervisors of my will ioar. 

Residue : John Compton, my son (executor). 

Overseers : (named above). 

Witnesses: Master William Waller, Rector of Bekynton, 
Lady Philippa Cuppar, widow, Philip Ricart, Thomas Barber, 
Thomas Palmer, and others. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 27th, 1505. 



48 Aamtrtfet UtU«. 



1503. JOHN WADHAM. 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

August 9th, 1503. John Wadham of Merifeld in co. 
Somerset, clerk. My body to holy sepulture to be placed near 
the chapel of the B.M. in the parish church of Ilton, if I depart 
from this light in Merifeld, or within one day's journey (dietatri) 
of the same and then I bequeath to the said church 6s. &/. To 
the Vicar of Whitlakyngton for tithes forgotten jr. 4^ I will 
that my executors cause a trental of St. Gregory to be 
celebrated for the souls of those for whom 1 am bound to pray, 
and I will that the priest so celebrating have for his stipend £10. 
I will that my debts be fully paid. I will that the residue of 
my goods be disposed for the contentation of the debts of 
Sir John Wadham, knt, formerly my master and of his wife both 
deceased. 

Executors : William Wadham of Caterston, and Lady Joan 
Wadham, wife of Nicholas Wadham, knt. 

In witness whereof I have written my name with my own 
hand. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 12th, 1505. 

1503. WILLIAM LYE. 

[17 HOLGRAVE.] 

August 27th, 1 503. William Lye. My body to be buried in 
the churchyard of St. Martin of Kyngesbury. To the church of 
Wells 12*/., to my church of Kyngesbury 6s. %d., to all my god- 
children ^d. ; to Alice my daughter 10 marcs ; to Robert my son 
6 oxen with the iron wayne, and three cows to the value of 20s. ; 
to Margaret my daughter ioar. ; to Thomas my son 100s. ; to 
John my son 10 marcs in money ; to the Vicar 20*/. ; and I 
make Isabella my wife my executrix to dispose for my soul as 
shall seem to her best. 

Proved at Lambeth, September 6th, 1 504. 

1503. WILLIAM ST. MAUR, KNT. 

[6 HOLGRAVE.] 

September 3rd, 1503. William Sayntmaure, knight. 
My body to be buried at the Abbey of Glastonbury in Joseph 



aStlliam dt. fldaur, ©nt. 49 

Abammathia is chapell. To my moder churche of Salysbury 
20s. t and the churche of South Perot 40s. To every of my 
servants 3//. 6s. $d. To Mighell 40s. To Jane Bosamquethe 
my servant 20 marcs to hir manage. I bequeth all my wering 
gere and garments to my bedfelowe John Skewys and also 
40 marcs in money. The residue of all my goodes and catallys 
I hooly geve and bequeth to Dame Elizabeth Byconyll my 
moder. And as towching all my londes and tenements be all 
in feofees handys wheruppon I make my will undre this forme 
folowyng. First, I will that the said Dame Elizabeth take and 
perceyve the hole profuts of all my manors londs and tenements 
with thappurtenances in the countie of Dorset to the perfourm- 
ance of my said legacions bequests and detts, and aftir the said 
legacions bequests and detts fulfilled and contented, I woll the 
said profuts of all my said maners londs and tenements with 
thappurtenances to hir own use, terme of hir lyf, and if the seid 
Dame Elizabeth fortune to decesse, which God forbidde, afore 
my legacions and detts be contented and paide, that then I woll 
my executors overliving the said Dame Elizabeth, to hold and 
perceyve the hole profuts of all my maners londs and tenements 
with thappurtenances within the said countie of Dorset to the 
contentacion of the said legacions and detts. I woll that 
Dame Margerete my wif have my maner of Northemolton 
with thappurtenances within the countie of Devon and 
to take and perceyve the hole profitts of the same, terme of 
hir lyfe. And I woll that the same Dame Margarete also 
have londes and tenements within the countie of Somers 
to the clere yerely value of 40//. over and above the said manor 
of Northmolton, where it shall like her to chose within the said 
countie of Somerset, term of hir lyfe ; excepted and reserved all 
my londs and tenements with their appurtenances in Thurston 
and Myhelchurch within the seid countie of Somerset which I 
woll that my gossip Kateryn Wyndesore, widowe, and Henry 
hir sonne my godson, have the same londs and tenements in 
Thurston and Myhelchurch aforseid to theym, terme of their 
both lyves. I will that all the residue of my londes and 
tenements remayne to my right heires with reversion of all the 
premisses when they shall falle. I ordeyn and make the 
executors of this my present testament and last will, the seid 

H 



5<d &omtxM WiilU. 

Dames Elizabeth and Margarete and the forseid John Skewys. 
In witnes vvherof I have set to myn seall, being present Nicholas 
Alsewell, Doctor of Phisik, Nicholas Chaunterell clerk my 
gostely fader and Gylys Peny. 
No probate. 

1503. ROGER BROME. 

[6 BODFELDE.] 

October 4th, 1503. Roger Brome to be buried in the church 
of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul of Pedirton [i.e. South 
Petherton] I bequeath 2 cows price 1 5 s. " to maynteyn Our Lady 
light forever with 4 prycketts without side of the candelstick." 
To the church of Wells 2s. To the church of SS. Peter and 
Paul 1 3-r. 4*/. To Sir Richard Clerk is. 4*/. To the church of 
Mereet [blank]. To the fraternity of Ilmyster one cow. To the 
church of Shepton one ram. To every godchilde of myn a 
shepe. To_Thomas my brother one cow. To William my 
brother one cow. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : William Roller to whom 6s. $d. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, April 27th, 1523. 



1503. WILLIAM SAMPORD. 

[31 Blamyr.] 
December 4th, 1 503. William Samford, to be buried in the 
parish church of Bruton. To the cathedral church of Wellys 
Sd. To the newe chapell of oure blissid lady in the Priory 20s. 
To the church of Charlton Camveyll 6s. Sd. William, John, and 
Richard, my sonnes, and Alys and Christian my doughters 
£16 13s. 4*/., equally between them, if it happen eny of my said 
children dye within the age of 21 yeres and before mariage then 
the said 66s. Sd. by me to every of them assigned equally to be 
divided among the survivors, and for the performance of this my 
last will in as moche as my quyene [coin] draweth not to the 
sum of £16 13^. 4^/., I will that Margery my wif (my executrice) 
by the advice of my lord William Gylberd Priour of Bruton 
and William Bisshoppe (whom I have ordeyned my over- 
seers) selle suche goods as will make the hoole seid summe of 



$o!)rt CrotJbetL 51 



£16 13J. \d. and that my said wife yerely during her life kepe 
my twelfmonethes mynde with two priests at dirige and masses. 

Residue : To my wife. 

Proved : January 20th, 1 503. 



1503. THOMAS MICHELL. 

[30 Blamyr.] 

1503. Thomas Michell, to be buried in the parish church 
of the B.M. of Canyngton ; to the same church 6s. 8d. ; to 
the priory church of Canyngton 6s. 8d. ; to the church of 
Wemden 6s. 8d. ; to the church of Chilton 6s. 8d. ; to the church 
of Chalton 6s. 8d. ; to the church of Powlett 6s. 8d. I appoint 
my wife Margaret and my son Thomas and my daughter 
Isabella to be my executors, and my brother Master John 
Fizthiames overseer. [It is to be noted that he owed his 
brother Master Edward Stenyngs 10 marcs, but for what cause 
he did not reveal and also that he wished to have a priest 
celebrating for him, but he did not mention for how long, and 
that his daughter Isabella should have certain lands or 
S marcs a year, until she should be marriageable, or should have 
a husband, and that his brother Reginald and all his sisters 
should have something to pray for him and specially " Dompna 
Johanna Michell " on account of the gratitude which he owed 
her, but what she should have he did not mention, and he 
wished many other things if he had lived for two hours longer.] 

Proved December 4th, 1 503. 



1503. JOHN CRODWELL. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

December 26th, 1503. John Crodwell of Taunton, my body 
to holy grave in the church of the apostles Peter and Paul in 
the priory of Taunton. To the cathedral church of Wells \2d. 
To the lord Prior for tithes forgotten 6s. 8d. To a fit chaplain 
to celebrate for my soul and the souls of my parents in the 
church of the B.M. Magd. of Taunton for one whole year 
9 marcs. 

Residue : Margaret my vife (executrix). 



52 &omer*et BHtll*. 



Supervisor : Thomas Fox, " weffer," of Taunton. 
Witnesses : Master Hugh Thomas, Sir. John Will, Thomas 
Walschet, Thomas Fox. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 1st, 1505. 



1503. JOHN BELLOWE. 

[6 HOLGRAVE.] 

January 2nd, 1503. John Bellowe, my body to be buried 
in the chapel of St. Michael of Congrisbery. To the cathedral 
church of Wells 8d. To the high altar for tithes forgotten i6d. 
To the parish priest to pray for the health of my soul, and 
the souls of my benefactors 10s. To the high light before the 
cross one bushel of corn, to each of the other lights one bushel 
of barley. To the chapel of St. Michael my best cow. To 
the church of Pokyston [Puxton] one bushel of barley. To 
Richard Stevyns parish clerk one heifer. To Agnes my wife 
two cows and two oxen, and 4 nobles to be paid from debts owed 
to me. I will that the said Agnes have the use for herself and 
her assigns after my death of all my silver spoons with silver 
girdles and other such like things. I bequeath to the reparation 
of one way 2od. 

Residue : Agnes my wife and Robert Knight (executors). 

Supervisors : Robert Neddys, John Edwards, William Knight 
and John Spurge. 

Witnesses : Sir John Thomas my curate, and John Edwardys 
with others. 



1503. AGNES BURTON ALS. BASCOMBE. 

[7 HOLGRAVE.] 

January 24th, 1503. Dame Agnes Burton of Taunton 
late wif of Richard Burton. My body to the holy grave and 
sepulture to be buried in the church of the Priory in Taunton 
aforesaid before the ymage of Seynt Botulphe. To the Pryor ther 
to pray for me 20s. To every preest of his covent comyng to 
my dirige and masse 1 2d. To the vicar of the church of Seynt 
Mary Magdaleyn in Taunton to pray for me 20s. To every 
other preest ther comyng to my dirige and masse \2d. To 



9gtte* tturton als. JJatfcombe. 53 

every of the two clerks ther $d. To the werks of the cathedrall 
church of Wellys 3*. \d. To the makyng and finisshing of the 
Towre of Magdaleyn half a pippe of Oode. To the service of 
the sepulcre and hycrosse half a pippe of Oode beside the herse. 
To the parissh church of Evill my best pax of silver and gilt 
with that they let pray in the bedroll there for my soule and for 
the soules of Thomas Bascombe and Alionore his wif, Thomas 
Ryatt and Willia? his wiff, John Bascombe, Alice and Agnes 
his wiffs, Roger Goge and Alice his wife and all the childern of 
theym and for the soule of Sir John Leman. To the church of 
Seynt Mary Magdaleyn in Taunton my sute of black vestiments 
with cope and corporas to the honor of Almyghty Gode. To 
the said sepulcre service there my rede damaske mantell and my 
mantell lyned with sylke that I was professid yn, to thentent of 
Mary Magdaleyn play, and a rochet, and a box of silver and 
gilt. To the Grey Freers of Bridgewater, 6s. 8d. To the Freers 
of Ilchester 6s. 8d. To the Grey Freers of Bristowe 6s. 8d. 
To the prisoners of Ilchester 3J. 4*/. To every poore household 
of Evil named Almes-people 4//. To the church of All Seynts 
in London where my husband John Bascombe lyeth buryed a 
cupp p'ce 40$". I will myn executours finissh the gabull 
wyndowe in Magdaleyn towre with glasse. I will that myn 
executours glasse oon of the cloister wyndowes in the Priory of 
Taunton. Also that they ordeyne for me vj gowncs of fryce 
and vj torches for poore men to bere theym, takyng every of 
theym mete and drynke and \d. in money. I will that they 
distribute for me the day of my moneths mynde in likewise 
10 mrcs in money. To Sir John Wile preest a cupp and a 
fether bede to pray for me and myn. To his moder a girdell. 
I will that myn executors make a patt of velwet and silke to 
serve to the herse in the daies of the obite of Richard Burton 
and me, and that it be kept with the implements of my 
chaunterye. I will that myn executors and theire assignes 
distribute for me yerely, and for the soule of Richard Burton, 
and for all other soules above rehersed, to poore people three 
daies afore our obite in gownys and smoks, the revenue yerely 
going owte of my tenement which I had of William Burton, 
provided that the first yere rent therof be putt in a coffre for the 
reparacion of my chanterye. To John Danyell thelder my 



54 domerrfet OKtlU. 



toking mille at Langford my medow called " Swampole," a 
standing cupp with a cover havyng a birde uppon the knappe, 
of the bequest of Water Danyell, six sponys of silver and other 
goodes of household to the value of 10 mrcs and half a pipe of 
Oode w*oute the dore. To John Danyell the yonger a playn 
cup of his faders bequest that rest behinde to pay, and my 
medowe at Pittiford. I will that Alice Bartilmewe the doughter 
of Richard Bartilmewe thonger and Agnes his wif my doughter, 
have my fynable lands and place named " Hayne-by-Taunton " 
to hir and to hir heirs, she bering and her yssue therof to my 
Chantrie and the feoffees of the same, as often as it shall be 
nedefull to the reparacion of the houses there in tyme of nede 
2 or 3 okes. To the said Alice my trokilbed hole performed. I 
will that every of my servants have theire convennts and 
rayment, a peyre of shetes, a peyre of blankettes, a crocke, a 
panne, a basen, vj candelstikkes and other trasshe of household 
after the discrecion of myn executours. I will that myn 
executors rewarde all myn olde servants at the will of myn 
executors and that they pray for me, my frends and all our good 
doers. I will that my feoffees named in a deede of feffament 
after my decesse shall of thissues profittes and revenues of io 
burgages with thappurtenances in Taunton and Bridgwater, 
fynde an honest precst to syng and say masse daiely in the said 
church of Seynt Mary Magdaleyn at the awter of S. Andrewe 
ther, and to pray for the soules of Richard Burton Agnes Sibille 
and Alice his wiffs, and for all the good doers of theym, for the 
soules of John Bascombe, Walter Danyell, John Blower, Robert 
Eode, their wiffs and all the good doers of theym, and for all 
cristen soules. Which prest shall syng daiely aboute the howre 
of ix, if he be disposed, and that the said prest shall say every 
Wednysday in the yere, the masse of the Fyve Wounds, and 
every month Dirige and comendacions with the psalmes of the 
passion; which preest shall take for his pension and salary 
yerely 9 mrcs by the yere, to be paid by my said feoffees of and 
in the said 10 burgages, their heires and assignes. And I will 
that the said preest which so shall synge for me have auctoritie 
to distreyne in all the said 10 burgages with thappurtenances as 
often as he shalbe behynd unpaied of his said salary by the space 
of 15 daies aftir the customable times of payment. And thus 



9am* tturton ah. Sarfcombe. 55 

I will, that if Sir John Wile will leve his chauntrey, then he to 
syng for me as is before said duryng his liff. To my said feoffees 
of and in the said 10 burgages to thuse and honor of God and 
all holy saynts in heven and for the ornaments of the said awter 
and the said church of Seynt Mary Magdaleyn and to noon other 
use, a masse booke, a chales, a peyre of cruetts of silver for high 
daies, a peire of cruetts of tinne, a bell of silver, another of laten, 
4 peir of vcstiments with 4 corporas, 4 awlter clothes, 4 towellys 
and in every thing wrought and sett my name and myn 
husbands, a strong coffre to put all thies ornaments yn, a censor 
of silver, a paxbrede and all my hole clothe of thissewe, the 
sensor to be occupied at the high awter in high fests. Which all 
said ornaments and jewels shall remayn in keping within the 
said churchc under tuycion of my said feoffees, their heires and 
assignes, to thentente before seid. I will that the preest which 
soo shall syng for me be at all divyne services in Magdalyn 
churche aforesaid withoute he shall have a lawfull excuse. I 
will that my feoffees their heirs and assignes with thissues 
profitts and revenues of the said 10 burgages with their 
appurtenances shall holde and kepe yerely in the same churche 
two obittes expending at every of theym iar., that is to say at 
the daye of my deth to pray for my soule and for the soules of 
my husbond our faders and moders and all our good dooers, oon 
obite, and the other at the day of the deth of Richard Burton 
for hym, Agnes Sibille and Alice his wiffs, John Blower Robert 
Eode and all their goode doers, and that it be devided amongst 
preests clerks and almespeople by the discrecion of my said 
feoffees their heires and assignes, and that every of theym take 
for his labor every day of the said obitte 2d. a pece, to see the 
said obitts truely contented ; Thies ben the burgages before 
rehersed. Inprimis a burgage in Estrete which William 
Shurford dwellith yn, one that John Best dwellyth yn, one 
Geoffrey Corio r dwellith yn, one that John Adam dwellith yn, a 
tenement that John Luton dwellith yn, a burgage in Paule 
Strete that William Dier dwellith yn, one in the Middell Market 
that Digons dwellith yn, with all the shoppis under a burgage in 
the mercerye lane that Henry^ Donnate holdith. A burgage by 
Northetone that John Bridge dwellith yn, a burgage with the 
selars and other appurtenances in Bridgwater that Moryce 



56 Somerset SSWflfa. 

Hoper dvvellith yn. I will that my feoffees of and in the said 
burgages with their appurtenances their heirs and assignes, stand 
and be alwey therof seased for ever to performc this my will for 
fynding of a prest contynually for ever to syng and say in and 
after the manner aforesaid. And that all yssues profitts and 
revenues comyng or growing of the said burgages with thappur- 
tenances be emploied oonly to the use and fynding of suche a 
preste as is said before, the payment of the said yerely obitts 
and the mayntenance and reparacion of the same burgages and 
of the ornaments and jewels before rehersed. And if it fortune 
all my said feoffees that now be, to decesse unto two of theym, then 
I will that the two shall make a state in fee to two other well 
disposed persones of the burgh of Taunton forseid, to the 
entent to performe my last will heryn, and immediately after the 
same astate made, I will that the same two persones which shall 
soo be enfeoffed by my said feoffees immediately shall make 
astate ageyn of all the said burgages with thappurtenances unto 
those two of my feoffees which soo shall fortune to overlyve and 
to xvi other well disposed and honest men of the said burgh of 
Taunton. And thus to dele as often as my said feoffees shall 
decesse unto two, they beyng so enfeoffed alweyes to performe 
this my will of the said burgages in every poynt as my olde 
feoffees shuld have done, if they had made no new feoffament, 
takyng of the issues and profittes aforeseid at the lyvery of 
every suche possession, two galons of wyne amongst theym. I 
will that f when any such pretst as shall syng for me shall fortune 
to decesse, myn heires which now be or hereafter shalbe, shall 
admytte to the said service an honest preest and so as often 
tymes as the same service hereafter shall happen to be void. 
And for lacke and defawte of myn heires hereafter to be namyd 
and admytted by my said feoffees for the tyme beyng, I will 
that my detts and legacies paid, Agnes my doughter have all 
my lands and tenements, rents, reversions, and services with 
thappurtenances in the counties of Wilteshire and Suth and in 
the towne of Suthampton, except the moytie of my manor of 
Penyton, to have and to hold to hir and to the heirs of hir body 
lawfully begoten, and for defawt of such yssue the remaynder 
therof to the rightfull heirs of mc the said Agnes Burton, for 
ever. I will that Sibille my doughter have the other moytie of 



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my manor of Penynton and all my lands and tenements rents 
reversions and services with th appurtenances in the countie of 
Somersett except before excepted and disposed, to have and to 
hold to the said Sibille and to the heirs of hir body lawfully 
begoten, and for defawte of such yssue, the remaynder therof 
to the said Agnes my doughter and to the heirs of hir body 
lawfully begoten, and for defawte of such yssue, to the rightfull 
heirs of me the said Agnes Burton, for ever. The residue of my 
goods above not bequethed I geve and bequeth, my detts and 
legacies paied and contented, to the said Agnes and Sibille my 
doughters whom I make my veray true executrices of this my 
present testament, and therof to have the full advantage, and to 
doo for me according aftir my mynde, and to reward all things 
necessary at their discrecion. And the oversears and supervisors 
of the same, I make Maister Richard Elyot seriaunt in lawe and 
Richard Bartilmewe of Sarum, the elder, to which said Maister 
Richard Elyot I geve and bequeth five marks in money. And 
to the said Richard Bartilmewe 40^. in money for their labours. 
This witnessing, Maister Hugh Thomas vicar of the parisshe 
church of Magdaleyn aforeseid, Sir John Wile, preest, William 
Netheway, Thomas Welshotte clerks, there, with other. 
Proved at Lambeth, April 26th, 1504. 



1503. RICHARD LACY. 

[4 HOLGRAVE.] 

January 1 8th, 1503. Richard Lacy. My body to be buried 
in the cathedral church of the holy apostles Peter and Paul at 
Bath next the entrance of the chapel of the B.M.V. To the said 
church 40s. ; to the monastery {sic) of St. Andrew of Wells 40^. ; 
to the chapel of St. Katherine the Virgin, to the work of 
repairing the tower 40s. ; to the church of St. Michael without 
the north gate of Bath 3s. 4c/. ; to the Rector of said church 1 2d. ; 
to each priest celebrating a mass for my soul 4*t. ; to the Abbey 
of Keynsham 2s. For distribution among 100 poor people for 
the safety of my soul, to each person farthing bread on the day 
of my exequies, and the whole to be distributed t>n the day of 
my burial. To Edmund, my eldest son, my best gown and my 
best doublet, one pipe of wood, one silver goblet with cover, one 

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58 Somerset Will*. 



horn ornamented at the mouth with silver and gilt, one crucifix 
of silver and gilt, 6 silver spoons. To John, my son, my second 
best gown and a doublet of blue woollen cloth, one salt cellar of 
silver, one maser of silver and gilt with handle and cover, and 
one crucifix of silver. 

Residue : Joan, my wife (overseer). 

Executors : Edmund and John, my sons. 

And the said Joan to have the use of the maser, the horn 
the spoons and 2 silver goblets for her life. 

Witnesses: John Coffin, John Guner and others. 

Proved March 27th, 1504. 



1503. JOHN DICKER. 

[8 HOLGRAVE.] 

February 8th, 1503. John Diker, of Mellys. My body to 
be buried in the chapel of St. Katerine, in the church of Mells. 
To the cathedral church of Wells 3^. 4c/. ; to the high altar in 
the church of Mells for tithes forgotten 6s. 8d. To the altar of 
the B.M. in the said church one gold ring ; to the light of the 
high cross in the said church of Mellis 3^. 4*/. ; to the altar of 
St. Katerine in the said church one pair of sacerdotal vestments 
and one silver chalice, and I will that Isabella Dykar my wife 
pay one suitable priest to celebrate there for my soul and the 
souls of my parents and of all the faithful dead for one whole 
year after my death and two if it can be conveniently done. To 
Robert Dyker my son, one long chest in my parlour at Haydon 
with the table and certain stools in the hall at Haydon at the 
discretion of Isabel Diker my wife, if the said Robert Diker 
behaves himself well and kindly towards her, with all the other 
things which I promised him, and if by chance the said Robert 
shall do otherwise in anything that he has promised to do, or 
shall behave himself otherwise than he has promised to behave 
himself towards her, I will then that he shall have none of the 
said things named in my will, but then I will that the said 
Isabella Diker my wife shall have a third part of all my lands 
and tenements and pasture as in Heidon so in certain other 
places in the name of her dower. To Lady Katerine Diker, 
prioress of Amisbery, one gold ring namely that which she gave 



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to me and my two seals which are at Amisbery. To my sister 
Carew, of Amisbery, one large maser. To Lady Joan Horner, 
of Hamesbury, one small maser having a certain stone fixed in 
the middle. To Lady Margery Hunt, of Amisbury 6s. Sd. ; to 
Lady Margery Hayren of Amisbery 6s. Sd. ; to Lady Amata 
3^. \d. To Elen Ash, my daughter at Sarisbury £3 or one 
silver cup which was pledged to me for £3 at the election of my 
wife. To Joan Burly of Amisbury 2od. ; to Joan Horner of 
Lie my violet gown ingraned and furred with lamb-skin. To 
Katerine Horner of Mells my tunic of cendal. To Sir Robert 
Giford curate of the church of Mellis one gown of Kent cloth 
furred with skins bredorum. To Richard Crok, clerk, of Mellis, 
one tawny gown furred with skins of lambs. To 20 poor persons, 
to each of them one sheet. To the poor all those shirts which 
are in my chest at Amisbury, and I will that my wife distribute 
them as she thinks there is need. 

Residue: Isabel Dyker my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : Rev. Father in Christ Lord Richard Beyr, Abbot 
of Glaston. 

Witnesses : William Helde, John Berford, William Bowyer, 
Robert Horner, Henry Payne, John West. 

Proved May 2nd, 1503. 



1503. ROBERT SHEPARD. 

[il HOLGRAVE.] 

February 9th, 1503. Robert Shepard in the parish of 
Bruham. My body to be buried in the churchyard of the chapel 
of St. John the Baptist. To the mother church $d. 

Residue : Edith my wife (executrix). 

Proved at Lambeth, May 3rd, 1504. 



1503. RICHARD PYNE. 

[12 HOLGRAVE.] 

March 5th, 1503. Richard Pyn. My body to be buried in 
the chancel bi the parish church of St. Andrew of Almysford 
before the image of St. Peter. To the cathedral church of 
Wellis 4d. To St. Peter in the church of Almysford 13s. ^d. 
To the rector of the said church to pray for my soul $s. 2d. To 



6o £onur*et Wlttl*. 



Alice my daughter 6 spoons and one maser, and my will is that 
Alice my daughter shall have the half of my goods after my 
death if my wife wishes to marry, if not that then she shall do 
according to her will except as to the within-named legacies. 
To each of my servants one ewe. To John Batt junior 6s. 8d. 
To Alice Jay one ewe ; to Richard Batt one ewe ; to the church 
of St. Andrew of Almysford one cow to the sustentation of the 
trendal before the high cross, and the wardens for the time 
shall render yearly from this bequest on the fourth day before 
the feast of the Annunciation of the B.M. to the rector of the 
said church to pray for my soul 2d. To the church of All Saints 
of Castill Cary 20s. To the high altar of St. Andrew of Almis- 
ford to make two cloths (lintheamind) 2s. Sd. To Robert Pin 
my son one heifer. To Alice my servant one heifer. 

Residue : Alice my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : John Wicke, clerk, John Batt senior, Richard 
Coppar and many others. 

Proved May 2nd, 1 504. 

1504. THOMAS UPCOT. 

[9 HOLGRAVE.] 

March 25th, 1504. Thomas Upcot of Dunster. My body to 
be buried in holy grave in the church of St. George of Dunster. 
To the fabric of the said church i.e. to the new aisle (gildani) there 
to be made or repaired in the said church in the north part 10 tons 
of iron coming in a ship of John Cokkys if the parishioners of 
Dunster begin to repair the said aisle within 3 years otherwise the 
said 10 tons of iron shall remain in the hands of my executors for 
other works of charity to be done in the said church. To Andrew 
Loterell 40^. To Sir Hugh Loterell, knt., 40^. under this condition 
that he supervise that my children have and receive the goods 
within bequeathed in my will if they shall live and come to mature 
age and to the day of marriage and shall live to the pleasure of 
God and the health of the soul and according to the counsel and 
advice of my executors otherwise my goods within bequeathed 
shall remain in the hands of my executors for the doing of works 
of charity, and that the said Sir Hugh Loterell, knt., shall sustain 
and advise my executors in all lawful causes to execute and per- 
form this my last will, and if it happen that one or both of them 



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die before they come to mature age and the day of marriage that 
then it will be lawful and I wish that the goods bequeathed to 
my children shall remain in the hands of my executors and at 
their will in other works of charity for the health of my soul and 
of others for whom I am bound to pray. To Thomas my son my 
" de la notte " ornamented with silver and gilt ; my best goblet with 
a cover ; my best salt with a cover and in parte gilt ; 6 pipes " de 
la ode " [woad] being in the barn of Richard Holcomb ; 2 pair of 
best beads " de la corall" and a crucifix of silver and gilt. To 
Joan my daughter my second best salt of silver, my second best 
goblet, and my third best pair of beads of corall ; 10 tons of iron 
coming with John More of Stokgursi from parts beyond the sea 
if they duly come and in peace and safety. To a certain honest 
priest celebrating for one whole year £6. To Joan Fissher my 
servant for her wages £5. To Thomas Gradon my servant for his 
wages £3 and one "de la flokebed? one pair of blankets one pair 
of sheets and one coverlet and three dozen "whizltes" [quilts]. 
To Sir Richard Pester prior of Dunster 20s. To Joan Upcot my 
elder daughter 4 bales " de la ode " and the fourth pair of my best 
beads. To Thomas Juyner of Dunster 3s. \d. To Alice Care 
my servant for her wages 20s. To Sir William Maser perpetual 
vicar of " Oldecliva " and to Thomas Godegon my executors my 
close at Stapulgrove near Hampton 1 for the profit or advantage 
of my son Thomas if he shall live to mature age. 

Residue : Sir William Maser perpetual vicar of Old Cleeve 
and Thomas Codagon of Dunster (executors). 

Witnesses: Thomas Juyner, John Sadeler, William Allercot 
and many others. 

Proved May 8th, 1 504. 

1504. JOHN WOOD. 

[22 Adeane.] 
April 10th, 1504. John Wood, dyer, of Tawneton. My 
body to be buried in the churchyard of the apostles Peter and 
Paul of the priory near Tawneton. To the service of the sepulchre 
and of the high cross in the church of blessed Mary Magdalene 
6s. Sd. To the lord Prior and the convent to receive me into their 

1 ? Taunton, 



62 £omtr*et Will*. 



fraternity 6s. $d. To the lord Prior for tithes 2od. To the 
cathedral church of Wells ^d. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Master Hugh Thomas, Thomas Walschett, John 
Maynerd and others. 

Proved April 23rd, 1507. 



1504. WILLIAM SUMMASTER. 

[21 HOLGRAVE.] 

April 17th, 1504. William Sumaster, clerk. My body to be 
buried in holy grave. To the church of St. Mary of Silverton 
[Devon] 100s. to buy one cope of such value or greater as it 
shall please the parishioners. To the church of All Saints of 
Rew 40s. of which they shall receive in their hands 20s. To 
Richard Sumaster 10 marcs and two of my best long gowns with 
hoods, 6 silver spoons of the £24 which William Sumaster of 
Wellys owes me. To John Sumaster son of John S., senior, one 
cup silver gilt with arms on the same, £4 and 6 silver spoons. 
To Walter Sumaster 40?. To William Sumaster of Wellys 
10 marcs coming from the said ^"24. To Julian Bere 20 marcs. 
I will that my Bible with silver clasps lately belonging to Master 
David Hopton be given to Master John Borton to dispose for 
the health of the soul of the said Master David. Another Bible 
which was lately pledged by the Abbot of Charsey [Chertsey] 
and lies for 40s. to be restored to the said Abbot of Charsey 
for 20s. and I will that these 20s. be given to the wife of Philip 
Hedde lately of Exeter or her executors. To Joan daughter 
of John Sumaster senior if she shall be married 6 silver spoons. 
To John Sumaster senior my second best bed with a silver goblet 
with a cover having on the upper part a rabbit. To Sir Robert 
Hupstone one book of sermons with a red cover. To my sister 
Isabel one silver bason and one silver salt with holes bought from 
Lord Bishop Arondell ; moreover I make Master Walter Cose 
and Master John Cyat and John Fechot clerk my true executors 
and to each of them I give for his labours 4 marcs. 

Proved November 28th, 1504. 



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1504. JOHN SERNE. 

[15 HOLGRAVE.] 

April 17th, 1504. John Seme, off Sipton Malett. I 
bequcth my soule to Almyghty God and oure Lady Saint "Mary 
and for to ly in the churche off Petur and Pawle in Shypton fore- 
said. To the mother church of Saint Andrewe 3s. 4*/. For a 
preest 4 yere 24//. To John Marke and Agnes my doughtcr 
a pipe of woode to them and a quarter, and to every childe 
a quarter dymy and a doscn of sponys. To Agnes Myllwarde 
2 pypes of woode and dymy a dosen of sponys and a dosen of 
pewter vessett, a pott and a panne. To every child of Roger 
Herpus a quarter of woode. To every godchilde /\d. To the 
bellis 2>s. 4^. To 5 lights $s. To every pour body that owthe 
me any dewtic that is nott able to pay, I forgeve hym. To 
Henry May a gowne clothe. I make myne executrice my wyff 
to dispose after her discretion and Doctur Harper to be super- 
visor. Herto bering witness Thomas Strande, John Calcott 
and John Hevcll. 

Proved, no date. 

1504. THOMAS CROSSE. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

May 8th, 1504. Thomas Crosse of Ashe Britell. My body 
to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of A. To 
the church of Wells 2s. To the repair of the light of the high 
cross in the same church [of A.] 3s. 4c/. To the repair of the 
light of St. Mary standing on the south part of the altar 3 sheep. 
To my curate Richard Dere 2s. 6d. 

Residue: John Crosse my eldest son and Robert Crosse my 
son to divide the residue equally between my eight children, 
Robert Crosse being one of the said children, at the discretion of 
John Crosse my brother and Robert Scotte. 

Executors : John Crosse my eldest son and Robert Crosse. 

Overseers : John Crosse my brother and Robert Scotte, who 
shall reward John Crosse my eldest son and William my son 
according to their discretion. 

Witnesses : Alexander Arundell, clerk, Richard Dere and 
Richard Were. 

Proved July 1st, 1505. 



64 Somerset QHtll*. 



1504. DIONYSIUS DWTN. 

[13 HOLGRAVE.] 

May 10th, 1504. The Honourable man Dionisius Dwin 
merchant of Ireland, citizen and burgess of the town of Bridge- 
water in England, and formerly bailiff of the said town willed 
and ordained his body to be buried if he died in the present 
fair city of Bordeaux, in the church of the convent of the Friars 
Observant of the same city, before the chapel of the glorious 
Virgin his advocate to whom he has devoutly commended his 
spirit. He has reserved of his goods for the health of his soul and 
for his funeral rites to be carried out in the said city, the 
number of 8 pipes of woad to be freighted at the ports or 
carried in his ship called " Le Gabriel de Bridgewater? lately 
anchored at the port of Bordeaux, of which 8 pipes of woad, the 
said testator has willed that the said exequies with his funeral 
and certain legacies and gifts within declared shall be paid as he 
has ordained or otherwise at the descretion, disposition and 
ordination of his executors, and his overseers within named 
namely that it be honestly disposed and decently carried out. To 
the work and for the maintenance of the friars of the said convent 
of Observants the sum of 20 scuta of gold to be paid from the 
said 8 pipes of woad, and this as well for the exequies and 
funeral rites in the said convent as that the friars themselves 
shall commend his soul, in their devotions, divine offices and 
good deeds, and shall preserve it in memory and that they may 
beseech our Redeemer for its safety and for the souls of his 
ancestors, and of others for whom the testator is bound to pray. 
To the Vicar and priests of the parish church of St. Peter of 
Bordeaux (in which parish he is now detained by infirmity) who 
shall lead his body to burial, a sum of five shillings "turonen- 
sium m to be paid of the said 8 pipes of woad, provided that 
they shall be bound to celebrate each of them for his soul one 
low mass on the day of burial or on the morrow ; he wills that 
4 priests of the said church of St. Peter shall carry his body to 
the said convent of the Friars Observant to which priests he has 
given to each of them 30 arditos 2 to be paid of the said 8 pipes 

1 Turonensis, Moneta Francisca Turonibus cusa, tournois. (Ducange.) 

2 Arditus et ardicus, Mxz& monetae species, hardis. {Ducange.) 



9tanp4tu0 ffltopn. 65 



of woad, and if there are more than four that the said sum shall 
be equally divided between them, and this beyond the said five 
shillings. To the work and fabric of the said parish church of 
St. Peter, a sum of 10 Bordeaux francs, to the end that the 
parishioners of the said church shall beseech the rood for his 
soul, to be paid of the said 8 pipes of woad, to each of the 
four mendicant convents of Bordeaux namely Carmelites, 
Preachers, Austen, and Friars Minors, a sum of 5 Bordeaux 
francs to be paid of the said 8 pipes of woad to the end that 
the said religious of the said convents should beseech the 
Lord Jesus for his soul. To the above named Sir John 
Gerard his confessor 20 Bordeaux francs to the end that he shall 
pray to our Lord for his soul. To Nicholas Pleard his host half 
a pipe of woad as well for his hospitality and services paid by 
said host as that he should commend his soul. To the most 
Christian King of France one scutum of gold by which bequest 
the said testator has made the said king his own particular heir, 
so that he cannot pretend to have any claim on his goods or 
merchandise and these three newest bequests he wishes to be 
paid from the said 8 pipes of woad. To each altar of the said 
church of Bridgewater /\od. sterling English money. To the 
convent of the Friars Minors of the said town of Bridgewater one 
pipe of woad. 

For the reparacion and maintenance of the bridge of 
the said town of Bridgewater one pipe of woad. To the 
warden of St. John of Bridgewater one pipe of woad, and one 
pipe of wine ; and he has left these 5 bequests that the in- 
habitants of the said town of Bridgewater should beseech our 
Redeemer for his soul. To William Trant master of his ship 
one pipe of woad, that he may pray God for him, and he wishes 
and ordains that the sailors and servants of his said ship should 
be paid all that is justly owing to them, and his legacies and 
donations of this kind he wishes to be paid of his other goods 
and not out of the said 8 pipes of woad which are to be.distributect 
in the city of Bordeaux as is said. 

The said testator confessed that he owed Sir Simon Boulaye, 
merchant and burgess of Bordeaux on the account made 
between them a sum of 828 Bordeaux francs, and this as 
well by reason of the sale of 15 pipes of woad to the said 

K 



66 &omer*et CRtH*. 

testator by the said Boulaye sold and lately freighted in a ship 
called u La Marie de Tanton " at the said port of Bordeaux, 
and by reason of the sale of 4 tunnels and one pipe of wine for 
which he is bound to give to the said Boulaye 4 pieces of cloth 
called brizotes and for 2 tunnels of wine 24 Bordeaux francs 
as also on account of the true good and great friendship to the 
same testator shown by the said Boulaye in goods and money in 
the said city of Bordeaux namely of a sum of 49 Bordeaux 
francs as it appears of this debt by an instrument received 
midday yesterday through me the notary and in case the said 
testator departed this life, he wished that 15 pipes of woad 
should be given to the said Boulaye if he wished to recover from 
the said woad. The said testator confessed that he owed Sir 
Stephen Morel also merchant and burgess of Bordeaux a sum of 
51 Bordeaux francs which sum he kept himself instead of paying 
small customs of his merchandise in the said city of Bordeaux. 
Said testator swore that the debts written here seriatim were 
justly owed to himself : 1st, a certain John Brown, merchant of 
Sherburgh in England owes said testator 2 pieces of London 
cloth on which pieces the testator said that he owed the same 
Brown 5 tunnels of wine. John Wytcom, merchant, living at 
Lemport, owes said testator for the sale of cloth £13 6s. Sd. 
John Sender, merchant of Brigewater, owes said testator for 
freight of certain wines in his ship brought over £ 12. William* 
Las, merchant of Sherburgh, for sale of wine owes him 17^ 
marcs. John Coke, of Stoe, for sale of wine owes him ;£i2. 
The wife formerly of Thomas Sestel dwelling at St. Bery, 
for the sale of wine owes him ioar. John Wylgam de Ylhble, 
for sale of wine, owes him £4. William Appowel, merchant, 
living at Brigewater, for sale of wine owes testator £6. William 
Stakbolk, merchant of Lemeryk owes him 3,000 whiting, 1 and 
more as is more fully contained in a certain deed retained by 
Master Simeon of Artigamala which whiting he was bound 
to pay to said testator at a certain period long elapsed and 
nevertheless he recovered the said deed although he lost it 
and said and asserted on his soul that he had received nothing 
for the said whiting, also in the case in which said Master Simeon 

1 Mcrhidus % fnscis genm t mer/an = " whiting." {Dttcangt.) 



SHmiirtuuTStoim. 67 



de Artigamala wished to swear that said testator owed him one 
"scutum" which the said Simeon seeks from said testator he 
ordered that the said scutum be paid to him. Said testator 
said that there are many other debts owed to him besides those 
written above, of which at present there is no record, and he said 
that other things which are owed to him and also others which 
he himself owes are contained in his book which is at Brige- 
water, and ordered that those which are found in said book 
owing to him be recovered and those which he himself owes be 
paid as is contained in said book. The said testator left John 
Herforth his nephew and servant 20 pipes of woad freighted at 
the said port of Bordeaux in the said ship " Le Gabriel of 
Brigewater" and moreover he bequeathed to his said nephew 
his forenamed ship " Le Gabriel of Brigewater" with anchors, 
cordage and other appurtenances of whatever kind belonging to 
said vessel, and he made this bequest by reason of relationship, 
and especially in gratitude for services rendered to himself by 
said nephew his factor both for the present time and for the 
future. The testator also hopes that his said nephew will as long 
as he lives pray for him, and because the institution of heirs is 
the head and foundation of every good testament the said testator 
ordains and nominates as his universal heir of all his goods, 
the Honourable Lady Juliana Dwin, his wife, hoping that she 
will pray for him, and will collect all his debts, and will pay all 
those that are owed by him, and in case the said Juliana Dwin, 
his wife, should die before the said ship should have arrived at 
the port of Brigewater, in that case he names as his heir the 
above mentioned John Herforth his nephew, and in the further 
case that the said John die intestate or without heirs in that 
case he wished that all the residue of his goods should be distri- 
buted to the community of the said town of Brigewater accord- 
ing to the customs of the said town. And the said testator 
named as his executors of this his last will, Sir John Gerard, 
his confessor, John Nandin, John Nycol and the said John 
Herforth his nephew to each of whom he gave one pipe of woad 
for their labours to be paid from the said 8 pipes if it bj possible, 
but if not from his other woad. He ordained as his overseers 
Watkyn Man, to whom he gave one pipe of woad of his other woad, 
and Thomas Hopper, merchants of England, to whom he gave 20s t 



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This will was executed in the said city of Bordeaux under the 
ordinary seal of the house of the convent of Bordeaux on the 
day of the month and year abovewritten in the presence of those 
honourable men, Sir John Gerard, parish priest of St Peter in 
Bordeaux, Roger Flappan, John Flamying, Andrew Martel, and 
John Wogle, English merchants, specially called as witnesses, and 
of myself James Turpandi, clerk of the diocese of Maleasen, 
public notary by the authority of the holy see, and of the King > 
in the dukedom of Acquitaine, at the request of the said 
witnesses I have retained the present public testament which 
faithfully written by another I have sealed with the seal I use in 
public in faithful witness of the premisses. 



1504. WILLIAM STANTER. 

[l6 HOLGRAVE.] 

May 15th, 1504. William Stanter of Wanstrowe. My body 
to be buried in the parisshe chirche of Wanstrowe at the 
Northende of the High Awter. To Saint Andrewe's Chirche of 
Wellys 2od. To the bylding of my father's chapell and his 
tombe an hundred wethers. To Alysaunder Taylour of my 
father's bequest, 8s. To Sir Thomas Chepman by my father's 
bequest 13^. ^d. To Our Lady Chirche of Sarum by my father's 
bequest 20s. To Sir Philipp Stakpole my goostly father a 
Tawney gowne furred with blak lambe. To my wyfe Elizabeth 
12 oxen, 200 shepe, 9 kyne, 8 steeres and all other stuffe of 
houshold. Also I ordeyne and make Elizabeth my wyf of this 
my present testament myn executrice to execute and perfourme 
this my last wyll at hir will to dispoase for the helth of my sowle 
and of my father and mother's. To this berith wytnes Sir Philipp 
Stakpole and John Hyll parson of Stowrton and other. 

Proved at Lambeth, September 6th, 1504. 



1504. ROBERT GERARD, ESQ. 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

June 14th, 1504. Robert Gerard of Sampford Orkeys in 
the countie of Somersett, esquyer. My body to be buried 
within the church in the Chauncell before the ymage of the 
Blissid Virgin Our Lady of Sampford aforesaid. To the 



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reparacions of the cathedrall church of Wells 3^. 4d. To the 
reparacions of the church of Sampford 6s. $d. To Henry my 
son Godds blissyng and myn and 40$". of goode lond during his 
liff, the foresaid Henry to bere yerely to the heyre for the 
forsaid lond in the fest of the Nativitie of Seynt John the 
baptiste, a red rose, and aftir the deth of the forseid Henry, I 
will that thies 40*. of lond retorne to the heyre. To Jasper my 
son God's blissing and myn and 40s. of good lond duryng his 
life beryng yerely to the heyre in the fest of Seynt John 
baptiste a pownd of comyn and aftir the deth of the forsaid 
Jasper thies 40$-. of lond retorne to the rightfull heyre. To 
Thomas my son Godds blissyng and myn and 40$-. of good lond 
duryng his liffe, beryng yerely to the heyre a pownd of Senvye l 
in the fest of Seynt John the baptiste. And aftir the deth of 
the forsaid Thomas this forseid lond of 40s. shall retorne to the 
rightfull heyr. Provided also that if myn heire or heyres will 
truely content and pay to the forsaid Henry Jasper and Thomas 
yerely at 4 certayn termes by theym appointed and to every of 
theym, 40s. of good and lawfull money of England by even 
porcions, then I will this lond remayne in the heires hands to 
his best profitte. And for default of payment I will that the 
forsaid Henry, Jasper, and Thomas, and every of them stand in 
the strength of my will above declared. To Johane my 
doughter Godds blissing and myn and 20//. sterling to be paid 
by myn executrice at the daye of hir maryage. And if it 
fortune that she departe owte of this transitory world or that 
day come, then I will that this 20/i. be distributed and disposed 
for hir soule, myn, and my frends, by the discretion of myn 
executrice. To Dorothea my doughter Godds blissing and myn 
and 20/i. sterling to be paid by myn executrice at the day of 
hir mariage, and if it fortune hir to departe out of this transitory 
liff or that day come, then I will that this 20//. be disposed for 
the heth of her soule myn and my frends. To William my son 
and heyre Godds blissing and myn and well to encrease 2 in 
vertu, a plough of oxen a weyne and all maner apparell 
belonging to a weyne and to one plough. To the Priory of 
Mynchyn Bockelond to be praid fore, a payre of vestments of 

1 Mustard. (Wright.) 

2 See page 20. 



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silke, of grene and yolow color, with water flowrys, the crucitix, 
Mary and John, beyng in the orfrays. I will that Alice my wif 
shall occupy my place of Sampford twelfmoneth aftir my deth, 
taking the croppe beyng uppon hit hole, and aftir that, she shall 
torne the erthes and sowe theym according as she found theym 
at hir costs and charges, and soo to leve the croppe at hir 
departyng to the heyre. The residue of my goodes above not 
bequethed I bequeth and geve to Alice my wif whom I make 
myn executrice, furthermore I woll and also ordeyne Sir John 
Buch, vicar of Yevill, to see this my testament and last will be 
performed in everything. Thies beryng witness. Water 
Bremly and Wiftm Popull of Sampford and Jerman Moryes of 
Thurseton in the countie of Somersett. The daye and date 
above rehersed. To the premisses of thies 3 sonnes Henry 
Jasper and Thomas, Wiftm son and heyre hath condescend to 
his fader will in everything above rehersed and hath subscribed 
his name. And upon thies covenants I will that William my son 
and heyre shall receyve 20//. sterling of Elisabeth Pockyswyll at 
the fest of Seynt Mighell the Archangell next comyng dewe. 
Proved at Lambeth, July 21st, 1505. 



1504. MARGARET ESTON. 

[17 H0LGRAVE.] 

June 16th, 1504. Margaret Eston, widow, of Taunton. 
My body to be buried within the church of Saynt Peter and 
Paul, in the Priory of Taunton. To the cathedrall church of 
Wells $d. To Water my sone a stonding pece gilte with a 
coucr havyng a playn fote, a nutte of silver and gilte with 
a couer havyng a playn foote, a nutte of silver and gilte with a 
couer, a salt saler of silver and gilte with a cover. To Elisabeth 
my doughter a standyng pece of silver and gilte with a couer 
havyng lyonce in the fote, a salte saler of silver with a couer, 
a chaste pece of silver, a standing maser withoute a couer, 
6 sponys of silver. Also to hir all my girdells and beds not 
bequethed. To the said Elisabeth my best bede performed. 
Aftir my decesse I bequeth to Elisabeth my doughter all my 
stuff in my schope. To hir and to hir childern all my parrell 
perteyning to my body. To the Vicary of Mary Magdlyn in 



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Taunton 6s. Sd. To the reparacion of Magdlyn churche a flate 
pece ponderyng 10 unces. To Johan Boys my doughter in lawe a 
girdill with a powder corse. To Symon Roke my sone a 
fetherbede with a payre of schetes and a maser. To Thomas 
Walschet clerke I2d. The residue of my goodes, my dettes and 
my bequests paid, I geve and bequeth to Water my sone and 
Elisabeth my doughter whom I make and ordeyne my very true 
executors to dispose for the welth of my sowle aftir their best 
mynde. Also I ordeyne to be supervisors of this my last will 
to be fulfilled John Cox and John Roke of Taunton and everych 
of them to take for their labo r 10s. To this berith witness 
Master Hugh Thomas and Thomas Walschet per me John Coper, 
John Roke. 

Proved at Lambeth, September 6th, 1 504. 

1504. RICHARD BREKEBEKE. 

[l6 HOLGRAVE.] 

June 25th, 1504. Richard Brekebeke, my body to be buried 
in the church of B.M. of Yatton. To the said church 6s. Sd. To 
the high altar for forgotten tithes 1 2d. To the church of Wells 4^. 
To the chapel of St. James in the churchyard of the said church 
for the supports of the windows 3s. To a priest to serve God 
and to pray for my soul and for the souls of my parents 9 marcs 
for one year. To John my son 4 whole " cloths " at the 
disposition of William Knyght and John Brekbek. To my said 
son one cow at the disposition of Agnes my wife. To the said 
Agnes all my land lying at " Phypys Brychys " till the term of 
16 years and that term being past, half the said land shall 
remain to John my son, and so I will that the said Agnes and 
the said John shall hold between them the half of the land 
during the term of my indenture, and if it so happens that the 
said John shall die, then the said 4< cloths " with the said cow 
shall serve for the said service of the said priest. 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : John Brekbek my brother, John Gunnian. 

Witnesses : John York, chaplain, John Brekbek, William 
Knyght, and others. 

Proved September 6th, 1 504. 



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1504. ELIZABETH BYCONYLL. 1 

[13 HOLGRAVE.] 

" In the name of the most gloriouse trinytie amen." 30th 
June, 1504. I, Elizabeth Biconyll, late wyf of Sir John 
Biconyll, knyght. I give my body to be buried in the Sepulture 
of Glastonbury nygh to the place wher as my last husband 
Sir John lyeth buried. This is my last testament to beere 
witnesse that I have truely performed my late husband's will as 
well, in " mortisying " the lands to the Abbot and Covent of 
Glastonbury as in everything else. I will that as soon as my 
ghostly "fader" with other clerks have ministered to me the 
Holy Sacrament of " vnccion " that " immediately as by man 
erthly it may be perceyved that my soule shuld be from my 
body separate, as soon as the lawe of holy church ordeyneth 
after the apperyng of the daylight by the advice of myn executors 
iiij discrete preestes shall secretly say dirige and masse for my 
soule begynnyng the trigentall of Saint Gregory, every preest to 
say xxxti masse xxxti diriges succeding dayly or other in their 
stede till the xxxti day of partying, and than from that howre of 
myn Auete betwixt the hour of the burying of my body the said 
iiij preests say for the helth of my soul neuer cessing, but oon of 
them to be occupyed nyght and day in saying iiij tymes the 
Saulter of David as the Holy Church doth use it by the 
ordeynance of most holy Saynt Jerome every one of them to be 
rewarded as they deserve by myn executors." To the Mother 
church of Sarum 10s. To Sir John Saunders my curate of 
Southperrot for negligent tithes 53^. ^d. To Dame Margaret 
Seyntmaur, 2 late wife to my son Sir William Seyntmaur knight, 
the value of 100 marks in plate, with the bed and hanging 
to her own chamber next the churchyard, etc., with all mine other 
stuff at Ramsham and 100 sheep at Chyldefrome, upon condition 

1 Her 1st husband was John St. Maur, Esq., son and heir ofThos. St. Maur, Kt.; 
he died vita flatris, his will dated Oct. 5, 14S5, proved Nov. 19, to be buried in the 
chancel of the church of Bekynton. S.R.S. xvi, 259. By her 1st husband testatrix 
had a son Sir William St. Maur, and two daughters Ann wife of Robert Stawel, Esq., 
and Margaret wife of Wm. Bam fie Id, Esq. These ladies became on the death of 
their niece Joan, daughter and heir of their brother William and wife of Sir Robert 
Drury, the heiresses of this house. Test. Vet. yj*j. 

a Daughter of Sir Richard Edgecombe. 



Zlt|a6ety Bgcomrtl. 73 



that she allow me to perform my said son's will in his manors 
and lands in co. Dorset. I bequeath to Jane Seyntmaur daughter 
of my said son Sir William £ 100 worth of plate and 100 sheep 
at Childfrome. If the said Jane die under 13 years of age then 

1 will that half the said bequests be disposed of for her soul and 
the other half for my soul. I bequeath to every place of 
the 4 orders of Friars in Bristol 20s. To the Friars of 
Dorchester 20s. ; to the Friars of Brigewater 20s. t and 
to the Friars of Ilchester 20^. To the church of Southperet 
£20. To Jone Goold my chamber maid 10 marks. To 
Elizabeth Rowlys my Goddaughter, 10 marks. To every 
householder of my tenants of Southpet and Northpet 20^/. To 
each of my plough hynds 3^. \d. To Margery Harryes 3^. 4*/. 
To Sir Stephen Gooldisborough to pray for my soul 66s. 8d. 
To Master Henry Daubney a bason and ewer of silver, " wt iij 
flysses woll in the bothom." To John Skewis a bason and an 
ewer of silver. To the Monastery of Mountague ^10. To 2 
children of my daughter Margaret Bamfeld 1 £20, etc. To 

2 children of my daughter Anne 2 £20, etc. To my " Suster 
Wroughton 8 a Ryng of the passion," etc. I give to be 
divided amongst the Monks of Glastonbery on the day of my 
burial ^10. I will that there be ordained a"sadde preest wt 
oute cure" to syng a trentall during a whole year after my 
decease, taking for his labour ^10. I will that 5 children be had 
and " founde to gramer Scole " by the discretion of my executors 
there " to the tyme they be able to go to Oxford," each of them 
to have 26s. $d. a year to pray for me and my friends. To the 
high ways of Southpet and Northpet ;£io. I ordain the 
aforenamed Richard Bear Lord Abbot of Glastonbury, John 
Skewys and Sir Stephen Gooldisborough parson of Northpet my 
executors. All other my debts and goods to be distributed for 
my soul and for the soul of my good husband Sir John Byconell 
and Jane his wife, John Seymour, for the soule of Sir 
William Seyntmaur my son, the souls of my father and mother, 
Godfather and Godmothers, the soul of my brother William 

1 Wife of Wm. B. of Poltiraore. 

2 Anne wife of Rob. Stowel of Cothelstone. 

* Testatrix and her sister Jane were daughters of Sir Richard Chock ; the latter 
married Sir Christopher Wroughton of Broadhinton, Wilts. 

L 



74 $<>mer*et WLttU. 



Chock, of my brethern and " sustren " and all Christian souls. 
To the said Lord of Glastonbury towards the building of Our 
Lady Chapel £20. To the said John Skewys £10, and to the 
said Sir Stephen 5 marks. To the chapel of Glastonbury " late 
bielded" by my husband Sir John Byconell and me for the 
maintenance of the ornaments of the same ^10. To the highway 
between Shirborne and Shaftynsbery ;£io. To a highway 
besides Bekyngton called Chepmans Slade £$. I will that the 
goods bequeathed by me to Jane Sayntmaur, daughter unto my 
son Sir William remain in the custody of my 2 executors until 
the coming home of my Lord of Glastonbury ; afterwards the 
same to be delivered to him and to rest in his hands until she be 
13 years old. I ordain to be supervisors of this my will my Lord 
Daubney and Sir John Mordaunte and I bequeath to the former 
40 marks and to the latter 20 marks. 

Witnesses: Robert More, Bernard Oldom, clerk, John 
Saunders, clerk, John Calveley, clerk, Richard Hervy, John 
Smyth, senior " wt moo." 

Proved at Lambeth, July 15th, 1504. 

[Leland III, 116. Monuments at Glastonbury. In capella S.* Mariae a 
Bor. part. Chori in cancello Iohannes Biconel Miles et Elizabeth Gul. Semar 
Miles in eadem volta.] 

1504. JOHN WALLES. 

[15 H0LGRAVE.] 

August 1st, 1504. John Walles, canon residenciary of the 
cathedral church of Lincoln, if I die near London then I will that 
my executors cause my body to be buried within the cathedral 
church of St. Paul, London, but if I die near Lincoln then I 
will that my body should be buried within the cathedral church 
there in the manner specified in my other will written on parch- 
ment with my own hand, and if I die elsewhere then my body shall 
be buried at the discretion of my executors. I will that immedi- 
ately after my death an honest priest shall be provided by my 
executors, who shall celebrate for 20 continuous years for the 
health of my soul, and the souls of my parents and of my friends 
and all the faithful in Christ in the church of All Saints of 
Waltham in Lynsay where I was born and to this priest I bequeath 
for his stipend yearly to be paid to him during the term of the said 



William #yte\)op. 75 



20 years £5 sterling. Moreover I will that the same priest shall 
observe divine offices and services in his surplice by officiating, 
singing and chanting on festivals there according as the other 
perpetual chaplain there is bound to do in accordance with the 
foundation of his chantry. I bequeath to the parishioners of 
the parish churches of Chiddesey, diocese of Bath and Wells, 
20s. } and of Berwell with Stapleton 20s. } Messingham Lincoln 
diocese 20s., of Fystaton 20s., of Bygbie 20s., of Batysford 2ar., 
also to the parishioners of the prebends of Farodon 20s. } of 
Balderton 20s. 

Residue : Master Hugh Oldam and Master Simon Stalworth, 
Sub-dean of the cathedral church of Lincoln, Cristofer 
Middilton, bachelor in laws, William Miller, notary public, 
Richard Vincent and William Hatclyffe "generoszs" Master John 
Pickering and Master Thomas Wright, sacrist of the cathedral 
church of Lincoln whom I make my executors (to each of 
whom £5). 

Overseer : Sir William Turwhitt, knt, my very dear friend. 
To George Vincent, Anthony Vincent, and " Posthemio " 
Vincent their unborn brother £40 equally to be divided between 
tJiem. To the nuns of St. Katerine at Lincoln 20s. To the 
nuns of Grymmysbye 6s. Sd. To the nuns of Cokewell 6s. id. 

Proved [no date]. 



1504, WILLIAM BYSSHOP. 

[20 HOLGRAVE.] 

October nth, 1504. William Bysshop of Charleton Cam- 
vyle (in diocese of Bath). My body to be buried in the churche 
of Charleton. To the cathedral church of Wellys, \2d. To 
make a crosse in the strete at Charleton 20s. To the Priour of 
Bruton 20s. and to every chanon in the house one ewe. To 
Richard Abbot 10 hoggys. To Sir James vicar of Charleton Js, 
in money. To William Long 40J. in money. To John Plomp- 
ton 40$". in money. I will that Cristian my wif shall fynde an 
honest secular preest to syng in the churche of Charleton for my 
soule and for the soule of John Long, William Kydford, Agnes 
my wif and for all our frends soules by the space of a hole yere. 
I will that Cristian my wyf shal have a tenement at Bratton 



76 £omcrtfet tSAaU. 



during hir liff which I purchesse late of the Lord Zouch and after 
hir decesse I will it remayn to Richard Abbot and to his assignes. 
I will that Cristian my wif shall have all the londs and tents in 
Horsyngdon and Zouche's Marshe thies vi yeres and half, and if 
it happ the said Cristian to dye or the vi yeres and half come up, 
then I will that all the same londs and tents in Horsyngdon and 
Zouche's Marsh shal remayn to John Plompton or his assignes 
to the tyme that the some of money be full paied as it apperith 
in the Indentur made betwene Wittm Kydford and me. The 
residue of all my goodes not bequethed I geve and bequeth to 
Cristian my wif whom I make and ordeyne myn executrice and 
the Prio r of Bruton, Robert Gilbert esquyer and John Plompton 
to be supervisours of this my testament and thus witnesseth Sir 
James Oldefeld, vicar of Charleton, Ric. Samford, Ric. Abbot, 
Thomas Harryes and other. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 9th, 1504. 

1504. WILLIAM WADHAM. 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

October 20th, 1504. William Wadham of Comflory in the 
countie of Somerset. My body to be buried in holy torffe 
where it please God I shall take myn ende. And all my goods 
I geve and bequeath to Alice my wif whom I make myn execu- 
trice, she to pay my detts. And thies to bere witness, Richard 
Arnold of Taunton and Thomas Boyse and other. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 1st, 1505. 



1504. JOHN ALYNE. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

November 20th, 1 504. John Alyne in the presence of Master 
Edmund Walsch curate of the parish church of Banwell and of 
Alice Alyne, of John and others make my will : my body to be 
buried in the church of Banwell aforsaid : to the four lights of 
the same church I2d. : to the high altar for tithes forgotten 40*/. 
To Master Edmund curate there 40*/., to the bells I2d., to the 
same church " unum scutum de quinque vulneribus Christi" : to the 
fabric of the cathedral church of Wells 2od. : to the holy water 
Clerk cne greentunic. 



Residue : Alice my wife and John my son (executors). 
Overseers : my cousin (cognatum) Sir John Alyne and John 
Myne my brother. 

Proved July 1st, 1505. 

1504. THOMAS WADE. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

January 3rd, 1504. Thomas Wade, unworthy priest and 
one of the chaplains of the new college of St. Anne next 
the [ ] in the city of Wells. My body to be buried in the 

eastern "pattella " of the cloister of the cathedral church of St. 
Andrew of Wells before the image of the holy crucifix,or in a place 
near the door of the new chapel of the B.M.V. in the same chapel 
as may be most convenient. I will that the office of the dead be 
solemnly held and celebrated for my soul in the chapel of St. Anne 
within the said college by my fellows of the same college and I 
will that each of them being personally at the office of the dead 
and at the mass of Requiem celebrated there as the custom is shall 
have and receive I2d. To each canon and vicar of the aforesaid 
cathedral church and to each fellow of the said college being 
present at the bearing of my body from the said college to the 
said cathedral church 4*/., and to each altarist and chorister of 
the said cathedral church id. To each canon and vicar of the 
said cathedral church being present at my burial and celebrating 
mass of Requiem in the choir of the said cathedral church 1 2d> 
and to each altarist and chorister being present there id. To 
each canon and vicar and to each fellow of the said college being 
present when my body shall be committed to the grave 2d, and 
to each altarist and chorister being present id. To the sacrist 
of the said cathedral church for ringing $s. ^d. To the fabric of 
the said cathedral church 26s. $d. I will that 20s. be distributed 
to poor persons living within the said city where my executors 
shall think fit for the health of my soul. To the Prior and con- 
vent of the Carthusian house of [ ] one pair of white vest- 
ments or 1 $s. 4d. to celebrate my obit there as is accustomed to 
be done for the brothers of the same house. 

Residue : to my executors, viz., Master Thomas Goldwych 
canon residenciary of the aforesaid cathedral church, John Wade 
my brother and Sir John Gravesby priest and my cousin. 



?8 $omtt*tt OHOfe. 



(To each of them 20s.) 
Proved July 1st, 1505. 

[In two places the names are omitted in the MS.] 



1504. SIR JOHN TOWER. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

February 20th, 1504. Sir John Towre of Queen Camell. 
My body to be buried in the parish church of Camell aforesaid. 
To the cathedral church of Wells 2s. To Sir William Amys for 
the celebration of a lesser trental for my soul to be said by note 
6s. Sd. To the parish church of Sowth Cadbury 2s. To Robert 
Thorne and my sister all things which belong to my bed with 
all my gowns (except one) and one basin and all his iron which 
he had and no more. 

Residue: Sir William Amys and Robert Morys (executors) 
(to each 6s. Sd.) To dispose it to the use of the parish church of 
Camell aforesaid. In witness whereof I have placed my seal. 

Witnesses : John Wyne, Thomas Bakehowse and John Draper 
with many others. 

Proved July 1st, 1505. 



1504. JOHN CARTER ALS. COX. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

February 24th, 1 504. John Carter als. Cox. My body to be 
buried in the churchyard of the parish church of St. Nicholas of 
Kelveston near the grave of William Carter my father. To 
the cathedral church of SS. Peter and Paul of Bath 1 2d. To the 
church of St. Nicholas of Kelveston 40s. and one cow. To my 
ghostly father for tithes forgotten and to pray for my soul 20s. 
To Agnes my wife 200 sheep as they come from the fold, and 
all stuff of household and of husbandry, belonging to threeploughs, 
one waggon excepted, which I give to William my son. To the 
same William one silver goblet one coverlet 10 marcs and 100 
sheep. I will that Robert my son have that which comes beyond 
the rent of the Rectory of Weston to his exhibition. To Joan 
my daughter £10. To Richard my son 10 marcs and 100 sheep. 
To Edith my daughter 10 marcs and 100 sheep. 



Skri)n dftttm'ng. 79 



Residue : Robert Carter my son, William at Wod, and William 
Chaney (executors). 

Witnesses: John Wycks, clerk, John Fox, clerk, Thomas 
Tybot. 

No date of proof; 



1504. JOHN POXE. 

[9 HOLGRAVE.] 

March 8th, 1504. John Foxe. My body to be buried at the 
door in the parish church of Hwish [probably Huish Episcopi]. 
To the mother church of Wells \2d. To the said church of 
Huysh 100 lbs. of lead. To Richard and John my sons, Susan, 
Joan, and Alice my daughters, £6 15s. 4*/. (each). 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : William Gateryn, William Walsh and others. 

Proved May 2nd, 1 504. 



1504. JOHN FLEMING. 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

March nth, 1504. John Flemyng of Glastonbury, my body 
to be buried in the churchyard of B.M. within the monastery. 
To the four lights of the church of St. John Baptist in Glaston 
\6d. To the repair of the highways of Strete and Sowey $d. 
To John my son 2 quarters of woode [woad]. To Joan my 
daughter a pyppe of wode, one girdle of silver, purpyll corse, one 
girdle of cloth of blue colour, one pair of beads of corall with 
gauds of silver and gilt containing 9 setts, one feather bed, one 
brass pot containing 2 gallons, 1 pan containing 2 gallons, 12 
potts of pewter. To Isabel my daughter one girdle silver and 
gilt, a venyse 1 corse, one pair of beads of corall with gauds of 
silver and gilt containing 9 setts, after the death of my wife, 
1 pippe of wode, one brass pot containing 2 gallons, one pan 
containing 2 gallons, one feather bed, 12 potts of pewter. To 
William Paynell one matres, one pair of blankets with a coverlet 
and half-a-dozen pewter. 

Residue : Alice my wife (executrix). 

1 Test Ebor. iv, 201, 



86 **mhr*tt WttCl*. 



Witnesses: Sir John Andrew, Sir John Stevyns, Robert 
Page and Robert Hendi and others. 
Proved July 21st, 1505. 



1504. ROBERT CHAPMAN. 

[l6 HOLGRAVE.] 

March 20th, 1 504. Robert Chapman, citizen of the city of 
Bath, my body to be buried in the parish church of St Michael 
the Archangel without the north gate of the said city. To the 
cathedral church of Wells 12*/. To the parish church of St. 
Michael without the north gate 3.?. 4^. To the chapel of St. 
Katerine the Virgin of the same city 10s. To Agnes Kypping 
my daughter 20s. To Richard Kippinge 6s. 8d. To Thomas 
Kyppynge one " crymsyn " gown furred. 

Residue : Alice Chapman my wife and Thomas Chapman 
my son (executors). In witness of which I have placed my 
seal. 

Witnesses : Thomas Waren, rector there, John Stayner and 
John Cuffyn. 

Proved at Lambeth, August 19th, 1504. 



1505. SIR JOHN HYDE. 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

1505. Sir John Hyde perpetual vicar 1 of the parish church 
of the B.M. 8 of Wynsham, my body to be buried in holy grave of 
the said church. Fabric of the church of Wells 40*/. Church 
of Wynsham 13.?. 4*/. Fraternity of the B.M. of Byrtown 6s. 8d. 

Residue : John Hyde and John Symys (executors). 

Overseer : John Farechyd. 

Item, a priest to celebrate for one whole year to have for his 
labour 20 nobles. 

Proved at Lambeth, June 16th, 1505. 

1505. THOMAS BAKEHOUSE. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

April 14th, 1505. Thomas Bakehouse of Queen Camell, my 
body to be buried in the parish church of Camell aforesaid. To 

1 1498, Nov. 29, John Hyde instituted, Somerset Incumbents, 468. 
1 Pioc. Kal. gives St. Stephen as the present dedication of Winshani. 



tHilltam Unpgftt. 81 



the cathedral church of Wells Sd. To the four lights of the 
said church to each of them 6d. To my curate for tithes 
forgotten \2d. 

Residue : Secily my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : William Amys and John Boryng and John 
Fonten. Proved July 1st, 1505. 



1505. WILLIAM KNYGHT. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

April 30th, 1505. William Knight, my body to be 
buried within the church of Yatton. To the said church 10s. 
To the Moder churche of Wells \d. To chych Comysbery 2od. 
To the church of Kyngeston Semor 2od. To the chapel of 
Kenne Sd. To the 4 orders of freers in Bristow 30^., for to have 
18 score masses said for me. To a preest to pray for me the 
space of half-a-yere 4 marcs. To Water my son 8/1. To John 
my son Sli. To every of my doughters Hi. If it so be that 
any of my children decesse, the said money to be departed to 
theym that be lefte on lyve. To Water and John my sonys an 
annuytie of money 6s. Sd. lying in Kyngeston Scymor which I 
hold by indentur of John Yede by the yere. To Isabell my wif 
and John my son a certeyn grownde lying in Kyngeston Seymo r 
which I holde by indentur of John Leverege. 1 To Isabell my wif 
a parcell of land lying at Pfyppys Brige which I hold by 
endentur, and after the decesse of Isabell my wif the said lond 
to remayne to John my son. Also another parcell of land lying 
in Kyngeston Seymor which is called Spenser's that I hold by 
endentur, I geve to Isabell my wife and after the decesse of hir 
the said lond to remayne to Water my son. Also if it happen 
that my wif and Water my son and John my son decesse afore 
my doughters, all the said londs above named shall remayne 
unto my doughters. Also I make my supervisors John Knyght, 
Edmund Kene, Thomas Knyght. Also I geve to every of 
theym 6s. Sd. for their labour. Also the residue of my goods not 
bequeathed I geve and grant to Isabell my wif whom I make 
myn executrice to dispose to the pleasur of God and profitte to 

1 Sic MS., but see p. 32. 

M 



82 &omer*tt Willi*. 



my soule. Also record thus, Sir John Yorke curate, Richard 
Smyth clerk, John Thurban, John Hervo, John Bene. 
Proved at Lambeth, July ist, 1505. 



1505. JOHN BELDE. 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

May 8th, 1505. John Belde of Martoke, my body to be 
buried in holy grave of the church of St. Candida the Virgin of 
Whitchurche [Dorset]. To the Vicar of Martoke for tithes 
forgotten 6s. Sd To the church of Martoke 6s. $d. To the 
cathedral church of Wells 40*/. To Thomas Belde my son 40s. 
and 2 oxen. 

Residue : Wm. Belde and Sir John Belde priest my son 
(executors). 

Witnesses : Sir Robert Bourde 1 perpetual vicar of the parish 
church of St Candida aforesaid, Sir Wm. Shoram chaplain and 
John Coland. 

Proved July 9th, 1505. 



1505. ROBERT NEDYS. 

[17 Adeane.] 

May 17th, 1505. Robert Nedys, my body to be buried 
in Christian grave. To Seint Androwes churche, ios. y and to 
the high aulter of Congrysbury 2s. y and to the high light, I2d. 
and to Seint Mighhels chapell the rente of the hous at Estyn in 
Gordani for the space of 20 yere if there be a prest founde to 
syng for the brethern, and if not, the same rente to kepe an 
obite for me and my frendys in the churche of Congrysbury 
unto the terme be at an ende. To John my son 10 marcs to be 
payde in suche stuff as there is. The remaynder of all my goods 
not bequethed to Agnes my wife and Edmund my sonne whom 
I make my true executours to dispose for the welth of my soule 
as they think best. 

Proved at Lambeth, January 30th, 1506. 



Instituted Sept. 8, 1494, died 1534. (Hutchins* Dorset.) 



f*abfl Baiter. 83 



1505. LADY ELISABETH BICCOMB. 

[33 HOLGRAVE.] 

May 2 1st, 1505. Lady Elisabeth Biccomb of Crowcomb, 
widow, my body to be buried in holy grave in the church of 
Crowcombe next the body of Hugh Biccomb my late husband. 
To the repair of the cathedral church of Wells 12*/. To the 
repair of the high altar of the church of Crowcomb three sheets 
with one napkin. To the parish church of Stokegomere an 
image of the Holy Trinity made of stone and one sheet. All 
my debts being paid I will that Richard Bluett dispose the 
residue of all my goods for the welfare of my soul and of my 
friends' souls. 

Executor : Richard Bluett. 

Witnesses : Hugh Roger, clerk, John Oldeman and Thomas 
Fenner. 

Proved June 23rd, 1505. 



1505. ISABEL BAKER. 

[10 Adeane.] 

May 27th, 1505. Isabell Baker of Throwbridge in the 
countie of Wiltes, widow. My body to be buried in the 
church of Seynt Jamys of Trowbridge aforsaid. To the moder 
church of Sarum ^d. To the high aulter of Throwbridge for 
forgoten tithes, \2d. To Alice Dawntesay acupbord, an almery 
and a bedstede. To Ambres Dawntesay a spruce borde. To 
John Dawntesay off Trowbridge aforesaid, squyer, to his heirs 
and assignes all my londs and tenements medowes lesues and 
woods within the towne and parisshe of Wells in the countie 
of Somersett for ever. The residewe of all my goods not 
bequethed, to John Dawntesay aforesaid whom I make my 
executor that he dispose for the welthe of my soule in the best 
way he can or may. And I make my overseers William 
Clevelode the elder and Sir John May curate of Throwbridge. 
Thies witness, William Clevelode the yonger, William Cudbert, 
John Harte, John Barnard and many other. 

Proved at Lambeth, August 13th, 1506. 



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1505. THOMAS HARDTNG. 

[35 HOLGRAVE.] 

June 30th, 1505. Thomas Hardyng of the parisshe of 
Seynt Stephen in Bristow. My body to be buried in the 
parisshe churche of Seynt Stephen nygh unto the sepultur of 
Mawde late my wiffe within the said parisshe church. To the 
cathedrall church of Our Blissed Lady of Worcet r I2d. To 
the High Aulter of the said parisshe church of Seynt Stephen 
for oblacions and tithes forgoten 3$. 4*/. I geve and bequeth to 
the said church a masse book imprynted and 2 books of " pryck- 
song " whereby Godd's service may be the better observed and 
kept in the said church. To the parisshe churche of Seynt 
Thomas the Martir in Bristoll 12*/. I will that wheras Richard 
Shadwell and all other that ben seased and infeoffed of and in my 
mano r of Charleton by Wroxhale with the purtenance sett and 
lying in the countie of Somersett and other my londs and 
tenements medowes wodes pastures rents reuersions and services 
with thappurtenances in the parisshe of Wroxhale beforesaid and 
Portbury in the said countie and ellswhere within the said 
countie and in the realme of England, that they and eche of theym 
immediatly after my decesse stand and be seased and infeoffed 
of and in the said rnano 1 " with thappurtenances and all other the 
premisses to the use of the said Richard Shadwell and off his 
heirs and assignes, in fee for ever, paying to the chief lords therof 
rents and services of olde tyme to theym due and accustomed. 
I will that the said Richard Shadwell have the yssues and profitts 
of my said londs to fynde an honeste preest to syng for my soule 
and for the soule of Mawde my wif, my fader, my moder, and all 
other .that I am bound to pray for and for all cristen soules, so 
that the said Richard Shadwell peasably enjoye all my londs 
and tenements. I will that my said feoffees and eche of theym 
that ben seasid or enfeoffed of and in eny londs or tenements 
rents reversions and services which are descended to me by 
inheritance from myn auncetors and not by my purchesse, that 
they make therof a state to the next heyres of my bloode. The 
residue of all my goodes, catalls and detts moevable and 
unmoevable wheresoever they may be founde, I geve and 
bequeth to the said Richard Shadwell whom I make and 



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ordeyne myn executor of this my present testament and last 
will and Humfrey Browne oversear to whom I geve and 
bequeth for his labo r 40?. sterling. In witness wherof my 
confessor Sir William Hawks, Wittm my servant, Richard 
Williams and other moo beryng the date the day and yere 
above written. 

Proved at Lambeth, August 8th, 1 505. 



1505. THOMAS SAWELL. 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

July 2nd, 1505. Sir Thomas Sawell, rector of the parish 
church of Maperton diocese of Bath and Wells, my body to be 
buried in the chancel of the said church before the image of St. 
Paul the Apostle there. To the fabric of the church of Wells 
6s. Sd. To make one window in the chancel of Maperton aforesaid 
23^. To the church of the blessed Nicholas of Halton [Holton] Sd. 
To the rector of the church 6s. Sd. To the Vicar of the church 
of Charleton Camvyle 6s. Sd. To the Rector of the church 
of Blakeford 6s. Sd. To the Rector of the church of Compton 
Paunscefote 6s. Sd. To each of my godsons 6s. Sd. and one 
silver spoon. To the four orders of friars of Bristow 26s. Sd. 
To each couple holding domicile and dwelling within the parish 
of Maperton aforesaid 6s. Sd. To each widower and widow 
having domicile within the said parish of Maperton 3s. 4*/. 

Residue : William Hanam and John his son (executors). 

Overseer : Master William Caraunt, armiger, of Tomer, to 
him 40s. 

Witnesses : Rector of Halton, Vicar of Charleton Camvyle, 
Rector of Blackford, Rector of Compton, Richard Clothear 
senior of Maperton, Richard Clother junior, of the same and 
many others. 

Proved July 21st, 1505. 



1505. JOHN WYTCOME 

[34 HOLGRAVE.] 

July 6th, 1505. John Wytcome of Axbrigge, my body to be 
buried in the parish church of St. Andrew the Apostle of Mellys 
To the cathedral church of Wells I2</. To the church of St 



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Andrew of MeHys 6s. 8d. To the parish church of Axbrigge 
6s. 8d To each light in the parish church of Axbrigge 4*/. To 
John Wytcombe my son £20 with a silver salt, the best one 
excepted, one short " toga graveta ' n with a doublet of black 
damask. To Roger my son £20 and my best silver cup, and a 
doublet of silk with a gown. To Thomas my son £20 and my 
second best silver cup with a doublet of grey silk. To William 
my son £20 and my third silver cup, with a doublet of black 
chamlete. To Agnes my daughter £20 and a gilt girdle with 
the best gown of her moihetV.now deceased. To Joan my 
daughter £20 and the second gown of her mother's with another 
girdle, and a pair of beads of coral 1 to be divided between the 
two sisters. To Robert Wyche 40s. and I make him my overseer. 

Residue : Elen my wife. 

Between my six sons 12 spoons. I will that Elen my wife 
have the house in which she lives during her widowhood until 
the time of the lawful age of my son John, and if she be married 
within that time, then it shall remain to my son John. To 
Roger my son one close called Colvere close during the term 
noted in writing given to him. I will that Elen my wife find a 
suitable priest to pray for me and my benefactors for one whole 
year, and if it shall happen that any of my sons die within their 
lawful age, then their share shall go to find a priest to the value 
of such share. 

Witnesses : Sir Henry Davy curate of Melles, Robert Wyche 
and Thomas Cabell with many more. 

Proved July 21st, 1505. 



1505. WILLIAM HANAM. 

[41 HOLGRAVE.] 

July 20th, 1 505. William Hanam, my body to be buried in the 
church of Horsyngton. To the church of Wells 12*/. To the 
light of the high cross of Horsyngton 12*/. To William Henston 
curate of Horsynton 13s. 4*/. Richard Hanam, William Hanam, 
Joan Hanam, Alice Kyng, Richard Hanam (each) one cow. 
The church of Horsyngton one cow. 

1 Graveta, armorum species. (Ducange.) 



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Residue: Richard Hanam and William Hanam my sons 
(executors). 

Overseer: Master William Carent, armiger, of Tomer (to 
him 40s.) - . 

Witnesses : William Henston, curate of Horsyngton, John 
Stary senior, Robert Lauerans and many others. 

Proved October 27th, 1505. 

1505. JOHN ORGLEY. 

[38 H0LGRAVE.] 

August 20th, 1505. I, John Orgley, bequeath my body 
to be buried in the churchyard of the B.V.M. "de Brode 
Marston " [Marston Magna]. To the cathedral church of St. 
Andrew of Wells, 6d. The residue of my goods to Johane my 
wife and Richard Barbor, and I make them my executors, and 
Giles Peny supervisor of this my will. In witness whereof, these 
being present, I have put my seal. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 27th, 1 505. 



1505. ROBERT BRENTT, ESQ. 

[8 Bennett.] 

August 27th, 1505. Robert Brentt "armiger ac dominus de 
Cosyngton" My body to be buried in the chancel of the parish 
church of the B.M. of Cosyngton. To the fabric of the 
cathedral church of Wells 20s. To the glazing of a window in 
the tower of the parish church of Cosyngton 40J. I will that 
Joan my sister have her food and clothing of John my son and 
heir while she lives. To the prior of Byrkyll 2od. To the friars 
minor of Bridgwater 6s. Sd. To the poor of the house of 
blessed Margaret near Tawnton 20d. To Alexander Hody now 
rector of Byschford 6s. Sd. To Sir Richard Mylcome, rector of 
Cosyngton 6s. Sd. To John my son and heir, my chest where 
lie my evidences with all things contained in it. 

Residue : Joan my wife and John my son and heir 
(executors). 

Witnesses: Sir Richard Mylcome my curate, John Nett 
junior, and John Joce. I leave Sir George Nawll, chaplain of 



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Ford 1 20d, To John the hermit of St. Thomas super Powl- 
dom 4*/. 

Proved November 7th, 1508. 



1505. ROBERT WIDEWE. 

[38 HOLGRAVE.] 

August 31st, 1505. I, Robert Widewe, sub-dean of the 
cathedral church of Wells, make my will in this manner. I 
bequeath my body to be buried in the cathedral church of Wells 
afore Bishop Josselyn 2 in the south ile of the said church. To 
my neveu Thomas Widewe 5 marks in money, to be leveyed of 
such goods as I have, to that entent that yf he will be a man of 
the world to bynd hym prentise unto some honest merchant. 
Also toward the exhibition of some well disposed preest that 
giveth hymself to study of Holy Divinitie in Oxford or 
Cambrigge, chosyn by the mynde of myn executors, 5//. in 
money for 3 yeres next after my decesse, to pray for me and for 
all theym that I have ben occasion of synne unto, either by 
word either by deed, whom I wold he shulde remember both in 
his first memento and his last memento, by cause som be lyving 
and som be ded. The residue of all my goods not bequethed 
I put in the hand for dispositions of Mr. Edmund Mille esquyre 
and Sir John Jenyn, preest, whom I ordeyne and make myn 
executors to dispose theym for the well: of my soule and my 
fader and moder and all cristen soules ; to whom I bequeath for 
their labor my 6 best gownes, that ys for to say, my new gowne 
furred with foynes with the hoode to Mr. Edmund Mille and my 
skarlett gowne with the hoode to Sir John Jenyn provided 
alwey that before all things they pay my funeralls and debts or 
see that they be paid, and that I will adde to this my testament 
and dymynsche from the same att my pleasur as long as I have 
lyve, and bicause executors shulde be more diligent in disposing 
of such litell of my goods as shalbe lefte, I will that eche of 
theym have the occupacion and chose of all such stuffe as shalbe 
solde, and that better chepe than any other man or woman, so 
that they geve any thying lykely to the value thereof except my 

1 Ford, a hamlet with chapel in Bawdrip. Collinson, iii, 91. 
9 Bp. 1206-43. 



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best bedde with the apparel which I bequeth to Richard Coke 
my servant. In witness whereof I have desired Mr. Robert 
Williamson notary to write this my last will with his owne 
hande the day and yere above rehersed. 
Proved at Lambeth, October 27th, 1505. 

[Robert Widowe, Canon, installed Sub-Dean of Wells, May 28, 1500; he 
had previously been admitted Canon Residentiary, Feb. 26, 1 500 ; mentioned 
as Succentor, Feb. 5, 1499. Le Neve's Fasti, i, 157.] 



1505. STMON PTSCHARE. 

[40 H0LGRAVE.] 

September 4th, 1505. Symon Fyschare, merchant of 
Taunton. My body to be buried where it pleaseth God. I 
bequeath to the High Crosse service of Mawdeleyn church in 
Taunton my best gowne to be praide for as a broder. To the 
sepulcre service of the same church my secunde best gowne to 
be praid for as a brother. To every broder of Mawdeleyn church 
that syngith at my dirige and masse, first to master vicary 12*/., 
to every preest &/., to every clerk 4*/. To the towr of Mary 
Mawdeleyn in Taunton a hoge hede of Iron. 1 To Master 
Prior of Taunton for my forgoten tithes 40*. or ellse a pype 
of Iron. To my brother Master Jamys Fischare a pippe of 
ood of 5 marks, waranthyd. Also my will ys that ther be 
26//. 1 3^. 4d. of my goods in valo r of the some other ellse money 
for it to be leyde into Mawdlyn church for to fynde a preest 
syngynt for me and my wif for my children for my fader, moder, 
brethren, sustern and for all Cristen soules while this money 
will endure. To Alexander my son my place at Wilton called 
Osbrondesal place which I holde of my lord the Prior of Taunton 
with the lands thereto longyng. Plus to hym my fynable lands 
that I holde of my lord bishop, he to fulfil all such charges as I 
am bounden to doo by my fader's will. Also my will ys that 
he have these lands before written or ellse 10/1. of sterling money 
for hit but my will is that Johane my wif occupy thies lands 
during hir lif, my son not to sey hir nay in payne of 100//. Also 
I bynde hir or who so mary with hir that after hir deth hit 
retorne to my son as my will ys before, or ellse a 100//. for it, 

1 See S.A.S., xvi, 372 (»). 

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90 ftomtrfet WLilU. 



whosoever kepe hym from hit, to this I bynd my wif. Also I 
bequeath to my son Alexander my Rukeheye, my saffron 
gardyn, to hym and to his heirs for evermore, after the decesse 
of his moder my wif; she to geve, beyng on lyve, for my fader 
and my moder for me and all good doers every friday in the 
yere 3d. in white brede made in ferthingbrede to the poore almys 
in the churchyarde, oon weke in the oon lane and the other 
wcke in the other lane. And to this I bynde myn heirs for 
evermore. Plus to Alice my doughter the right of the place that 
was Philippe Artour's with the land, also my medovv in Holwey 
lane and my land at Blakebrooke after the decesse of hir moder 
or ells 6//. for hit the place of Philippe Artour, she to have myn 
yeres after hir models decesse. Also I bequeath my land the 
which is called Longland to Anne my doughter after the decesse 
of hir moder. Also to Thomas my son my place at Wilton in the 
which Symon Weber dwelleth in, with the lond thereto longyng 
he fyndyng 5 tapers before St. Katheryn in Mawdelyn church. 
Plus, to Alexander my sone other which of thies my children 
shall fortune to be myn heyre after the decesse of Johane my 
wif to have my motte with the fisshes, and so to goo from 
heir to heyre. As for the overplus of my goods moevable that 
I have at home and byend [beyond]. These which is by end these 
owyng to me and at home be by boke and by any bellys that is 
dewe first my detts to be paid of the overplus of my goods I 
make Johane my wif, Alexander my son and Alice my doughter 
myn executors. That is to wite my goods to be devided in 
3 parts, that is to my wif the oon part and the other 2 parts to 
my children for everych oon a lyke moche. Also notwith- 
standing all these conditions before rehersed, I will that 
Alexander, Alice, Anne and Thomas my children have every of 
theym 20/i. sterling or of the plate in 3s. an unce gilte and 
2s. 4d. parcell gilte the said children to have the choyce after 
their moder's decesse if they lyve unto the tyme of mariage. If 
any of theym die before they be maried at the church dore 
his parte that dyeth to be parted to the children that reste 
on lyve. If all dye to oon, to retorne all to oon. If all dye 
or they be maried I will that their parts retorne to the 
church to the 26/i. 13s. 4*/. therewith to fynde a preest while 
it is able to fynde oon, at Seynt Nicholas awter in Mawdlyn 



$oi)tt UKutcumbe, junior. 91 



church. Also i will that the moder of my children or who 
so mary with hir to fynde my children honestly to the tyme 
of mariage or ells the said children to have xl/r. sterling and 
pece as is afore spoken and some loving frende to fynde theym 
with their owne goods. First I will that my detts be paid that 
is dewe to be paid when my detts be paid. I will that my 
goods be deported and set in some sewre place by the counseill 
of the overseers of my will, Master Jamys Fyssher, Master 
Vicary of Mawdelyn, whosoever be vicary, having every of 
theym for their labor 20^. sterling. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 29th, 1 505. 



1505. LEONARD LEPTON. 

[38 HOLGRAVE.] 

September 23rd, 1505. Leonard Lepton "within the 
jurisdiction of Gaston/' my body to be buried in the churchyard 
of the monastery of the B.M. of Glaston and all my goods 
moveable and immoveable to Johane my wife and Ralph Lepton 
my brother whom I make my executors. 

Present : Robert Stafford vicar of Weston and Robert Page. 

Proved October 27th, 1 505. 



1505. ROBERT KNYGHT. 

[18 Adeane.] 

December 9th, 1 505. Robert Knyght, my body to be buried 
in the chapel of St. Michael of Comesbury. To the mother church 
of Wells 4d. For tithes forgotten 3s. qd. ; Sir John Torne 3s. \d. ; 
the high light of the said church of Comisbery \2d.; the three 
other lights 1 Sd. ; church of Yatton Sd. ; " Genofero " one bushel 
of corn. 

Residue : John Spurd (executor). 

Proved January 30th, 1 506. 



1505. JOHN WTTCUMBE, JUNIOR. 

[5 Adeane.] 
January 18th, 1505. John Wytcumbe junior, of Axbrige, 
son of John Wytcumbe senior. My body to be buried in the 



$2 £omer*et Mttt*. 

parish church of St. John the Baptist of Axbrige. To the 
cathedral church of St. Andrew the Apostle of Wells 6d. To the 
high altar in the church of Axbrige 4*/. Master John Stawnton 
my curate 4^. Sir John Punter 4*/. to pray for my soul. To 
the lights in the said parish church 6d. I will that John 
Witcumbe my cousin and John Bythesee have the custody of 
£20 remaining in the custody of Elen Frerys lately widow and 
executrix of my father which sum my father left me in his will 
and I will that after my debts and funeral expenses are paid by 
my executors J. W. and J. B. the rest of the ^20 be spent in 
finding an honest secular priest to celebrate for my soul in the 
parish church of Axbrige. 

Residue : John Witcumbe and John Bythesee (executors). 

Witnesses: Master John Staunton curate of Axbrige, Sir 
John Punter, chaplain of the same parish. 

Proved March 13th, 1505. 



1505. THOMAS CHAMPNES. 

[31 Adeane.] 
February 9th, 1505. Thomas Champeneys, thelder, of 
Frome Sclwode in the countie of Somersett esquyer, my body 
to be buried in the parisshe church where it shall happe me to 
dwell or to be at, the tyme of my decesse. To the werks of the 
cathedrall church of Seynt Andrewes of Wellys 2od. I will 
that myn executors under written provide and ordeyne an honest 
preest to syng for my soule and the soules of Henry and 
Elisabeth my fader and moder, of John, Walter, Johane, 
Johanne, Thomas, William, John, Robert and John by the space 
of ij yeres next ensuyng aftir my decesse in the churche where 
it shall fortune me to be buried taking yerely for his salary and 
wages £6 of lawfull english money. To the Charterhouse of 
Henton 20s. to pray for my soule and the soule of Thomas. 
Also I will that my wif and other myn executors in all goodely 
and convenyent hast after my decesse ordeyne to be said for my 
soule, the soules of my fader and moder and of Robert John 
William John and Thomas 300 masses and 300 diriges by freers 
and suches preests as have no benefices ne services, yeving to 
every preest for a masse and dirige 3*/. To my maister Sir 



tfcfjomaa Cfcampnui. 93 



Thomas Tyrell of Heme in the countie of Essex knight oon of 
my best peces of silver and gilt and other stuffes to the value of 
£3 or my ryng with the torkeys at the discrecion of my wife to 
be goode maister to my wif, I will that 12s. in money or money 
worth be delivered to thexecutors or admynistrators of Sir 
Water Deveraux late Lord Ferres if any be they, to doo with the 
same for the soule of the said Sir Walter. And if noo executors 
or admynistrators can be founde then I will they deliver the 
saide 12s. to the werks of the cathedral church of Seynt 
Andrewes of Wellys. Also I will that William Leeckeford of 
Monkeston 2 myles from Quarley in Hampshire have 40s. in 
money and money worth after the discrecion of myn executors, 
the said 40s. to be paied at thies tymes folowing, att Ester next 
comyng 6s. 8d. f att Mighelmas then next folowing 6s. &/., and 
soo at every of Ester and Mighelmas unto the tyme the som of 
40s. be paied, the said William to pray for my soule and the 
soules of John Leckeford fader to the saide William. Also I will 
that myn executors deliver to the churche werkes where it shall 
happ me to be buried 20s. of money and for the same 20s. that 
my name and the namys of my fader and moder, the foresaid 
Robert, William, Walter, John, John Thomas and John be sett in 
the bederoll ther to be prayed for evermore. To the house of 
Seynt Kateryn's beside the Towre of London whereof I am 
steward 20s. in money toward some charitable deeds to be doon 
there but I will in noo wise that the said 20s. be delivered there 
ne to noon other of his brethern nor sustern but that it be 
bestowed by myn executors in maner and forme abovesaide by 
me bequethed. I will that thexors or admynistrators of Sir 
Thomas Seyntmaure have £4 in money or money worth they to 
distribute hit for the soule of the said Sir Thomas soo that I 
peaceably enjoye and have all the offices and fees graunted to 
me by the said Sir Thomas or ells nothing they to have. To 
John Agmondeshm and to Emme his wife oon of my doughters 
a pece of silver and gilte callid a Colymbeine pece weying 
30 unces and a quarter. To Richard my sonne, Anne and 
Isabell my doughters to every of theym stuffe, goodes or plate to 
the value of £4 of lawfull Englishe money. I will that the 
remanent of my goodes &c. not bequethed be sold by myn 
executors to the value of £20 to goo and be to thexecucion and 



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performyng of this my last will and to the costs of the probate 
of the same. The residue to Johane my wif. And whereas I 
have enfeoffed Humfrey Hervy, John Agmondeshm, John 
Porteman, William Strode, Richard Champeneys gentilmen and 
John Champton of Cekington {sic) of an in all my goodes, maners, 
londs and tenements in Hambrige and Mountague in the 
countie of Somersett, and of and in myn other lands and 
tenements &c. in the shires of Somersett and Wilteshire to have 
to theym theire heires and assignes for evermore, I will that my 
said feoffees and other feoffees by them to be made, stand and 
be feoffed in all my said hole maners londs and tenements and 
other premisses during my said wiffs liffe, except of londs and 
tenements to the yerely value of 50J. over all charges, of which 
londs I will that immediately after my deth or within a quarter 
of a yere after that my said feoffees make a lawfull estate to 
Margaret late wife to my sone Thomas to have to hir for terme of 
hir liffe doyng no waste in the same, and after the deth of my 
saide wife the said feoffees to make a lawfull estate unto the 
saide Margaret of theire londs and tenements to the yerely 
value of other 5 or. over all charges to have to hir for terme of 
hir liff doyng no waste in the same. The remaynder as well of 
the first londs of 50$". as of the secunde londs of 50J. to the 
heires males of me the forsaide Thomas Champeneys thelder, 
and for lak of suche yssue to my heires, and for lacke of suche 
yssue to my right heires, for evermore. And of the residue of 
my said londs with their appurtenances my said wiffto take the 
yssues and proufitts of the same to hir owne use to the yerely value 
of £20 over all charges during hir lif doyng no waste in the same. 
And also she to have my newe place in Frome with thappur- 
tenances, in which I dwell with convenyent and necessary fewell 
to be taken in my woods of Radynbury in lykewyse for terme 
of hir lif in full recompense of hir joyntor and reasonable dower 
to her belonging and beside the londs in Welles which hir fader 
gave hir and which I will she have withoute any lett or 
impedyment of my feoffees or of myn heires. Also I will that 
incontynent after my decesse my said son Richard have and 
enjoye my place in Frome which was late Thomas Craas' with 
thappurtenances, to hym and to his heires males and for lacke 
of suche yssue the remaynder therof to his heires, and for lake 



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of suche yssue to my heires males, and for lake of suche yssue 
to my heires and for lacke of suche yssue to my right heires in 
fee for evermore. And also of the residue of my londes that 
my son Richard Champeneys have yerely £4 during the life of 
my said wiff and unto the tyme my said detts be paid and my 
will perfourmed, the residue of the remanent of the revenues of 
the said lands to helpe to performe my said will and bequests 
and to pay my detts and aftir my said will performed and my 
detts paid and the dethe of my saide wiffe, I will that my said 
feoffees make an estate to my saide son Richard of all my 
messuages londs and tenements medowes lesues pastures woods, 
commons, rents, reversions and services with all their appurtenances 
in the townes of Hambrigge Gosebradon and Cottoft with the 
hundreth of Bullesden and Abdyke within the shire of Somersett 
to have to hym and to his heires males, and for lake of suche 
yssue the remayndre to my heires males and for lake of suche 
yssue to his heires and for lake of suche yssue to my heires and 
for lake of suche to William Knoytt and to the heires of the said 
William and Johane late his wife my suster and for lacke of 
suche yssue to the right heires of me the said Thomas 
Champenes in fee for evermore. Also I will that my saide 
feoffees or their feoffees of all the residue of my saide londs and 
tenements after my will perfourmed, my detts paied and the 
dethe of my saide wife make an estate of the same to my heires 
males if they at that tyme be of full age. And for lacke of 
suche yssue the remaynder to my heires if they at tyme be of 
full age, and for lacke of suche yssue to my right heires in fee 
for evermore, if they at that tyme be of full age. And if my 
said son Richard decesse before the forsaide state made to hym, 
having suche heires as is beforesaid then I will that my feoffees 
make suche estate to the heires of hym of the forsaide lands as 
they shuld have made to the forsaide Richard if he had beft on 
lyffe, if at that tyme they be of full age and able to gyde the 
londes, or ells all my saide londs to stande still in the hands of 
m}' feoffees tyll they bee of full age and able to gyde their 
londs. And in like wise my said feoffees of the residue of my 
londs make such estates to suche heires of me as is afore 
rehersid if they at that tyme be of full age or ells to stand styll 
in their hands tyll they be so. And during that meane tyme 



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with all the profitts comyng of the same saving to them their 
reasonable costs, charges with theire appurtenances convenyant 
rewards in execucion of thies premisses I will that the said heires 
and other children of my sons Thomas and Richard be founde 
to scole and to court as my said executors and feoffees think 
best and most convenyent. And at suche tyme as the said 
heires shall come to their full age I will that my feoffees make 
the estate according to the premisses. And whereas the maister of 
Seynt Kateryns beside the Towre of London by the assent of his 
brethren and sustern of the same house have letten and graunted 
to me the hole maner and township of Quarley in Hampshire to 
have to me and myn assignes for 21 yeres paying yerely for the 
same ;£i8 of rent of which 21 yeres ther shalbe to come at 
Mighelmesse next ensuyng the date herof 7 yeres, and whereas 
also I have yerely of John Warner my fermor of Quarley 
aforesaid £20 of rent for the same ferme and soo yerly I have 
40s. of geyne of the same I will the saide 40s. yerely go and be 
to the execucion of this my will and to the payment of the seid 
detts. Furthermore I ordeyn that if it fortune myn heire or 
heires that shall be or my said son Richard or his heires or any 
other by their assent or wyll at any time hereafter not peacibly 
ne quyetly to suffer my wif and other my executors or feoffees 
to receive all the yssues yerely comyng of my forsaid londs and 
tenements according to my will then I will that my feoffees and 
executors sell of his parte or their partes of the londes to hym or 
theym by me bequethed as moch of the same to execute and 
performe this my will as shall stretche and amount to the value 
of the londs or by theym or by his or their assent contrary to this 
my will takyn away. Furthermore I will that if parcell of my 
feoffees dye to 3 of theym that they shall enfeoffe 2 other honest 
persones of the forsaide londs to holde to them and their heyres 
in fee and then the said 2 feoffees to make a new feoffement to 
the other 3 first enfeoffed and to 3 other persones suches as the 
3 will assigne, of the said londs, to holde to the said 6 persons 
their heyres and assigns in fee, to thentent bifore rehersid. And 
also as often as the said feoffees dye to 3, they doo as thes other 
3 bifore rehersid should doo after the true entent of the same. 
Also I will that my executors and feoffees have all their costs and 
charges with their reasonable rewards after their conscience, of 



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my forsaide lands and tenements. To every of my godchildren 
I2d. 9 to every of my householde servants at the tyme of my 
dethe 6s. Sd yf they have been my servants 2 yeres before my 
dethe, to be taken of my said londs so beyng in feoffement, the 
londs I have assigned to my wife, my son Richard and my 
doughter in law Margaret late wif to my son Thomas, excepted, 
to pray for my soule. Also I will that noo artycull or clause 
above written be taken or construed after the stretnysse of the 
lawes spirituall and temporall but that it be taken after the 
true entent and meanyng of this my will. 

And to execute this my will I make Johane my wif my 
pryncipall executrice, John Agmondeshfn my son in lawe and 
Richard Champeneys my yongest son, myn executors whom I 
desire and pray in the way of charitie to take upon theym the 
same as my singular trust is on theym, above all erthely 
creators. 

In witness whereof I have sett my seale and signe manuell 
the daye and yere abovesaid. Thies witness, Sir Richard Asshe, 
Sir William Fyssher chauntrey preest of the parissh church of 
Frome aforesaid, William Catcote yoman of the Croune, John 
Prewe, William Jakelett, William Silvester writter of the same, 
Henry Gebons, John Weyfere, Raffe Williams, Richard Cappe, 
John Panter, John Kent and other. 

Proved at Lambeth, January 6th, 1 507 



1505. JOHN SAWNDER. 

[6 Adeane.] 
March 15th, 1505. John Sawnder, of Briggewater, 
mercer, my body to be buried in the chapell of Our Lady of the 
parisshe church of Briggewater. To Julian my wif, all my 
possession of lands and rents within the burgage of Briggewater 
with the west parke, and aftir the decesse of my wif, John my 
son shal have the place in the Freers strete. To Alys Capper, 
a place in the North strete by the Cawsey. To the same Alys 
a fetherbede, 2 blankettes, 2 shetes, a coverlett of verdure with 
dogges, a flockbedde, half a doseyn pewter vessell performed, 
a crocke, the best pan, a girdell with a broken pendant, in- 
amelyde, a blew girdell nothing gilte. Also aftir the decesse of 

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93 Aamntfet £23 til*. 



my wife I woll all my possessions be parted betwen my childern, 
save only my eldest son. To John the yonger, a barne with- 
oute the North gate. To Water my son Torytofiys House. 
To Raufe my son Isabel! Smyths house. To Alice my servant 
the glovers house and the grownde by the cawsey and the 
grounde by the butts. Also to Water my son, the place at the 
West Parke. To the high aulter ^d. To Our Lady awter 4*/. 
To the vicar \2d. 

The residue of my goods not bequethed to Julyan my vvif 
whom I make myn executrice that she dispose thies goodes for 
my soule aftir the best manner that she may. 

To this witness, Mag Robert Michell vicar of the said church 
and Richard Edney with other. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 12th, 1506. 



1506. SIMON GRENE. 

[21 Bennett.] 
March 26th, 1506. Symon Grene, of Bruton, merchant, my 
body to holy grave wherever it pleases God to separate my soul 
from my body. Cathedral church of Wells $s. 4*/., to the high 
altar of the parish church of Bruton for tithes forgotten 5,?., to the 
fabric of the nave of the said parish church 20?., to the fraternity 
of the said parish church of Bruton to the sustentation of one 
chaplain celebrating there iar., to the fabric of the church of 
Bruton 20*/., to the fabric of the parish church of Yevell 6s. Sd. 9 to 
the fraternity there for the sustentation of one chaplain celebrating 
mass " nominis Jhesu " 3.?. 4*/., to the poor of the almshouse 
within the said town of Yevell 6d., to the repair of ways round 
Bruton where most need is 40?., to the poor dwelling within 
Bruton 20s., to be distributed annually for 4 years ($s. a year) to 
pray for my soul and my parents' souls. I ordain that a suitable 
chaplain shall celebrate for my soul and my parents and 
benefactors' souls in the parish church of Bruton for a year after 
my death, taking for his stipend £6> to the prior and convent of 
Bruton to pray and celebrate exequies and mass on the day of 
my burial 20s., to be distributed equally between them and like- 
wise to the prior and convent of the Carthusian house of 
Whitham for a like purpose 2ay., to the prior of the house of 



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Carmelite friars in Oxon 6s. 8d. I will that 6 poor men of 
the town of Bruton have 6 gowns " de le freers cloth " to pray 
for my soul and my parents' souls. I bequeath to each chaplain 
being present on the day of my burial 6d. and to each scholar id. 
and that on the same day there be distributed among poor people 
6s. 8d. t to each chaplain being present at exequies and mass on 
the 30th day after my death 6d. y and to each scholar and poor 
person then present id., to the fabric of the parish church of St. 
Elen of Abyndon 20s., to the " ornamentum " of the high altar 
of the said church of A. two altar clothes of white damask em- 
broidered (acu pictis) with flowers of gold and images of the 
Holy Cross, Blessed Mary and St. John the Evangelist, to the 
fabric of the church of St. Nicholas of Abyndon iar., to the poor of 
the two almshouses built within the limits of Abidon aforesaid 
6s. 8d. I will that 66s. 8d. be distributed among the poor of the 
town of Abyndon if my goods suffice. Thomas Harold 20s. 
Robert Lassellys formerly my servant ios., Hyeronimus 
[Jerome] Grene my son ^20. 

Residue : Joan Grene my wife, whom 1 make my executrix, 
with Richard Bartholomew of Sarum to whom 66s. 8d. 

Overseers: John Fitzjiames senior of Redlynch, 26s. 8d. 
John Garette of Bruton 20s., and John Muryell of Dycheyette 20s. 

Witnesses : Sir Robert Roderam curate chaplain of the said 
church of Bruton, Hugh Wykes, Nicholas Takker and many 
more. 

Proved October 22nd, 1 509. 



1506. HENRY CHAMPNEYS. 

[17 Adeane.] 

July 23rd, 1 506. I, Harry Champnes of Frome Selwood in 
the countie of Somerset esquier ordeyne this my last will as well 
of my goodes and catals as of my londes and tenements which I 
have in the parisshe of Frome aforesaide and now being in 
feffmant by me the saide Henry Champnes. My body to be 
buried in the parisshe churche of Frome aforesaid forenst the 
quere dore there nygh myn auncestrie. To the cathredal churche 
Wellys 2od. To my curate of Frome aforesaid for my tithes 



i66 &omer*tt TOtfe. 



forgotten, to the person of Whateley now parrish preest of Frome 
aforesaid 16*/., and to every priest now being in the same churche 
and being at the dirige and burying of my body 12*/., and to 
every other preest that shall happe to come to my buryall 4*/. 
To Vincent my servant 20*/. To John Prewe 6s. &d. To 
William Knight I2</., to John Beket 12*/., to pray for my soule. 
Also to the churche of Frome a chalyce of silver whiche shall 
serve for my burying it the forsaid churche and for my name to 
be put in the bederoll in the said churche. To every of my 
doughters Elisabeth and Grace ,£20 in goodes and catals to 
theire mariage. To every of my sonnes Christofer, John and 
Henri a spone of silver, and to Ambrose late my servant a 
soverayn. And where as I have enfeoffed Thomas Strangisse, 
John Strangwisse, James Strangwisse gentilmen and Sir Robert 
Olyver clerk, by a dede bering date xvth July, xxth yere of 
Henry Vllth in all my messuages lands and tenements within 
Frome aforesaid and within the parissh of the same to have 
to them, theire heires and assignes for evermore to execute my 
last will within to this following, that the saide feoffes shall 
suffre peaceably my wife and hir assignes to receive the yerely 
revenuez and profitts of the same unto the tyme my saide wife 
or hir assignes hath receyved therof £40 of lawfull money of 
Englond, ^20 thereof to be and serve for the mariage of my 
forsaide doughter Elisabeth and the other ,£20 to serve for the 
mariage of my saide doughter Grace over and above the saide 
£20 of the goodes and catalls to every of them by me bequethed 
and I will that if the on of my doughters dy bifore the mariage 
that the other doughter that shall happe to overlive, to have the 
hole seide goodes and money to hir seide mariage. And if they 
bothe dy onmaried than I will that the seide money be spend 
and occupied bi my sayde wife and her assignes in charitable 
werks and dedes, as in fynding of a prest to syng for my soule 
and the soules of my father and mother and other my frendys 
soules. Also I will that after the saide £40 be received of my 
forsaide landes, that then my saide feoffees shall [make] a 
sufficient astate of landes to the yerely valew of 40s. over all 
charges, unto Christofer my son, if that he at that time be 
no prest nor will be no prest, to have to him to his heires of his 
body and for lak of such issue the remaynder therof to the right 



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heires of me Henry Champenes. And in like manner my saide 
feoffees to make like astate to my sonnys John and Henry to 
every of them landes to the yerely valew of 40s. over all charges, 
if thei be no preestes or will be noon with like remayndre 
therof as is before. And of my londes my said feoffes, my saide 
will and testament perfourmid, be and stond to thuse of myn 
heires and their heires. And the residue to Johan my wif 
whom I make my executrice, to do for the welth of my soule as 
she thinketh best. 

In witness wherof I have sett my seale the day and yere 
above rehersid. 

Thies witnesseth, Sir Robart Olyver, vicar of Frome, 
Thomas Champnes, William Champenes, John Prew, William 
Silvester, Thomas Vincent and other. 

Also I will John Prew for his goode service shall have yerely 
during his life 6s. Sd. of lawfull money, goyng out of my landes 
aforesaide and now being in feoffement, to be paide by my saide 
feoffes at iij principall termes of the yere by equal porciones. 

Proved at Lambeth, January 25th, 1506. 



1506. RICHARD MICHELLE. 

[12 Adeane.] 

August 3rd, 1 506. Richard Michelle of the parish of Long 
Sutton. My body to be buried in the churchyard of the parish 
church of Long Sutton outside the south door. Cathedral 
church of Wells 20*/. High altar for tithes forgotten 2od. To 
the parish church of Long Sutton 3s. 4*/. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witness : Master John Fre my curate, Robert Puynter. 

Proved November 4th, 1 506. 



1506. ALICE CLENCHE. 

[15 Adeane.] 
August 10th, 1506. Alice Clenche to be buried in the 
churchyard of the parish church of Merston [Magna]. To the 
cathedral church of Wells \d. To the parish church of Merston, 
one brass pot or 20s. To the chapel of the B.M. of the same 
place 6s. 8d. To Jaspar Garard one calf. 



to* £omtr4et JHftflla. 



Residue : Isabella my daughter (executrix). 
Supervisors : Richard Barbour and William Elys. 
Witnesses : Sir Richard Lepley curate of that parish, 
Thomas Holman. 

Proved November 4th, 1506. 



1506. JOHN VERNEY. 

[21 Adeane.] 

November 2nd, 1506. John Verney, esquier, my body to 
be buried in the Prioury churche of Buckland Seynt John in 
the countie of Somersett, before the aulter called the Crosse 
aulter in the said churche, by Kateryn late my vvif. For my 
burying there soo to be doon and had, to the Priores and covent 
of the said priory and house and their successors, vj of my keen 
goyng and beyng upon my ferme ther of Bucklande, and where 
as I am endetted to the Priores of the said place in the som of 
xvi or xvii pounds sterling or nygh theraboute, as by a bill of 
myn owne hand playnely appereth for payment of which som 
and for other thinges to be doon for me there in the said place 
I will that all my quyke catall goyng and beyng upon and at 
my manor and place called Fayrefeld in the forsaide countie, be 
solde by myn executors and with the money made of and for 
them the said som and dett be paid and fully content. Also I 
will that the said Pryores covent and their successors 
contynually yerely during the terme and tyme of fifty-five yeres 
holde and kepe an obitt and anniversary of dirige and masse to 
be doon celebrated song and saide in the said churche for the 
soules of John Gambonde, Robert Gambonde, John Worston, 
Richard Seyntclere, Isabell and Blanche, and all cristen soules, 
and for every obitt and anniversary so doon I will the said 
Pryores, covent and their successors be paid 6s. 8d. sterling by 
the hands of Robert Verney my son and heire apparent, his 
heires or assignes. And for the sure payment therof I will that 
my cheyne of golde with the crosse therto hangyng and 
annexed bee delivered by myn executors to the said Pryores to 
remayn and be in the keping of hir and hir successors unto the 
tyme she or they be paid and contented of the som of xviii/r. 
sterling in the maner and forme afore appoynted, which som of 



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the money soo content and paid then I woll the said cheyne 
and crosse by delivered by the said priores to my said son or 
his assignes to have to hym and to his own propre use and 
behoff for ever. Also to my said son all my goodes catalls 
stuff and household with all other implements and thinges 
beyng within the walles of my foresaide place of Feyrefelde ; 
all my quycke catall there as well within the said place as 
withoute, alway except. To John and George my yonger sones 
all my termes that I have in the ferme of Buckland Seynt John 
otherwise called Mynchen Bucklond, Halse, or elsewhere within 
the forsaid countie of Somersett or in the shire of Devon, with 
all other things which I have holde and occupy for termes, by 
leese by Indenture of the Lord Prior of Seynt John's of London 
or of any of his predecessors by and under his or their covent 
seale. Also to the said John and George all my goodes and 
catalls that I have upon my said ferme of Bucklonde ; two 
trussyng coffres beyng in a chest in the keping of the aforesaide 
Pryores with all the plate juells and all other maner of things in 
the said 2 trussing coffers conteyned, and also the vi keen afore 
bequethed, alway except ; all which plate juells and all other 
things in the said 2 trussing coffres conteyned except gurdells, I 
will be egally devided betwene my iij doughters Agas, Johanne 
and Johane by the discrecion of my executors. And all the 
gurdells in the said 2 trussing coffres I will be egally devided 
betwene my said ij doughters Johan and Johan by the discrecion 
of my executors. Also to my said iij doughters for and to their 
mariage 300 mrke sterling that is to wite, every oon of them a 
c mrke soo that they be maried by thassent rule and discrecion 
of myn executors. And if it fortune any of them to dye before 
she or they be maried that then hir part that shall so fortune to 
die unmaried shall remayn to the overlyver or overlyvers of 
them, which 300 mrke I will be content and paied by myn 
executors of suche detts as be owyng me and that I have in 
the citie of London and elsewhere. Also I will my said iij 
doughters be founde by myn executors unto the tyme they be 
maried with suche dettes as be owyng me in the shires of 
Somersett and Devon and with the overplus of the money that 
shall be made and come of and for my catalls of Feyrefelde 
solde by myn executors, over and above the money thereof paid 



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to the forsaid pryoress of Bucklonde as before is saide. And if 
the said detts and overplus of money woll not suffice for the 
perfourmance therof then 1 will that part of my plate afore 
bequethed to my twoo sonnys John and George be solde for the 
fynding of my said doughters. And whereas I, by my dede of 
feoffement beryng date, etc., have enfeoffed Hugh Lutterell 
knyght John Harow clerk and divers others in and of all my 
maners meses londs etc. and all other hereditaments with 
thappurtenances in the countie of Somersett to have and to 
holde to them, theire heires and assignes, to thuse and intent to 
performe and fulfille my will, my will is thus, that of the mille 
in Adescombe the said Sir Hugh, John Harowe clerk and the 
other their co-feoffees shall stonde and be still seased and thereof 
yerely to receyve, perceyve and take all the revenuez yssues 
and profitts and of the revenuez so receyved to pay yerely to 
my doughter Johane suster of Bucklonde forsaid during hir 
liff 13s. 4d. And to the abovenamed pryores and covent of 
Bucklonde and their successors for to holde and kepe an obite 
and anniversary in their propre churche there yerely during the 
terme of 4 yeres next ensuing after and fro the day of my 
burying upon the same day to be holde and kepte, of dirige and 
masse to be there celebrated as the yeres shall fall and folowe 
aboute to thende and terme of the said four yeres, to pray for 
my soule, the soule of Kateryn late my wif, my fader and 
moder soules, my children's soules my goode frendes soules and 
all cristen soules, 1 3.?. \d. And the residue of the yerely profits 
of the same mille to be bestowed upon the reparations of the 
same mille by my said feoffees when and as often as it shall be 
nedefull. And of all my burgages and lands at Stokeursy and 
Netherstowey I will that my said feoffees stonde and be seased 
to the use of Robert Verney my son and heir apparent and of 
his heires soo that he and his heires doo pay yerely to Richard 
Verney my brother 4 mrke sterling during his liff by even 
porcions to be paid at the festes of Saynt Mighell tharchangell 
Nativitie of Our Lord, Ester and the Nativitie of Seynt John 
Baptiste and if my said son and his heires defawte and pay nott 
the said som of 4 mrke yerely according to this my will, then I 
will my said feoffees be seased of all the said burgages and 
lands to thuse of my said brother for terme of his liff and after 



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his decesse to thuse of my saide son and of his heires for 
evermore. And for the very effectuall execucion of this my last 
will I make Hugh Lutterell knt, John Harowe clerke, and 
Baldewyn Malett my executors, whom I will have the rule of 
my children. And I will that Sir Hugh Lutterell have for his 
labor and to bee good maister to my children £5, and the said 
John Harowe clerke, 5 marc, and the said Baldewyn Malet ;£io. 

Written the day and yere abovesaid, in witness of Suster 
Johane Coffyn pryores of Bucklonde aforesaid and Freere 
Thomas Coort. 

Item, I will also that for the day of my burying the said 
priores of Bucklonde have 20s. And the grey freers of 
Briggewater 6s. id. And the freers of Yevelchester to be 
content of suche duetie as 1 owe them which freer Thomas 
Coort can shew. 

Proved at Lambeth, March 14th, 1506. 



1506. HUGH MATHEW. 

[23 Adeane.] 

November 26th, 1506. Hugh Mathewe. My body to be 
buried in the churcheyerd of Seynt Thomas beside my moder. 
To the moder churche of Seynt Andrewes in Wells, 2d. To 
maister vicary to pray for me, $d. To oure lady aulter in the 
forsaid church of Seynt Thomas, 1 2d. To my doughter Agnes 
Mathewe to the value of 40J. The residue of all my goods 
moevable and immoevable to Elisabeth my wif whom I make 
my soole executrice to bring me on erth and to content my detts 
and also to dispose theym to the welth of my soule as it shall 
please hir best in dischargeyng of hir consciens. 

Witnes herof, Mag William Bedford, John Jonys, Robert 
Salbrige and Sir Stephyn Derkyn my gostly fader. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 15th, 1507. 



1506. JOHN TROTT. 

[24 Adeane.] 
January 13th, 1506. John Trott of Honicot in the parish of 
Selworthy. My body to be buried in the churchyard of B.M. of 

P 



io6 Aotturlet WiilU. 



Selworthy. To the fabric of the church one brass caldron 
(cacabum). To the cathedral church of Wells \2d. Sir Thomas 
Takeford to pray for my soul 2s. 6d. To the light of All Saints 
in the parish church I2d. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Henry Home and John Daly. 

Proved June 21st, 1507. 



1507. JOAN BENET ALS. ELTATT. 

[24 Adeane.] 

April 8th, 1507. Joan Benet alias Elyatt. 1 My body to be 
buried in the churchyard of B.M.V. at Glastonbury. To the 
chapel of the B.M. one girdle of blue partly gilt. To the church 
of St. John Bapt. one silver paxbred or 13^. 4J. To my son 
John Benet monk of Glaston one silver and girt cup with a 
cover and 2 silver saltcellars gift, half a dozen silver spoons and 
part of all my goods at the will of my executor. To William 
Feyreman one silver cup weighing about 16 ounces, Joan his 
wife one silver cup called " a chast 2 pece " weighing 10 ounces. 
To the three children of William Feyreman, viz., Laurence, Robert 
and Joan each of them a silver goblett. I will that a priest have 
£19 to pray for my soul and for the souls of William and Thomas 
my husbands for the space of three years. And for three cups 
silver and partly gilt remaining in the houses of John Joye and 
John Elyatt in Bristoll I will that they find a suitable chaplain 
to celebrate there for the soul of Thomas Benet for the space of 
two years, and if they do not do this then I will that Philip 
Ryngstone now mayor of the said town of Bristolle shall have 
the said cups to find a chaplain to celebrate for two years. To 
the same Philip one ring for his labour. To Sir Richard Beer 8 
Abbot of Glaston one ring of gold of the price of 20s. 

Residue : said Sir Richard (executor). 

Proved June 21st, 1507. 



1 Widow of Thomas Elyot, burgess of Bristol, whose will is given in Wadley's 
Bristol Wills > p. 174. It was proved March 5th, 1505-6. 

2 " Set in gold," enchase, to emboss ; often shortened to chase. {Skcat.) 
8 Elected Jan. 20, 1493 ; died Jan. 20, 1524. 



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1507. RICHARD GYLLE. 

[25 Bennett.] 

June 1 6th, 1507. Richard Gylle of West Whitfeld [in 
Wiveliscombe]. My body to be holy grave wherever God may 
dispose. To the vicar of Williscombe 2od % To the rector of 
Huysh 20d. Robert Yea 2od. 

Residue : Elienor my wife (executrix). 

I have put my seal. 

Proved February 6th, 1 509. 



1507. JOHN HETRON. 

[27 Adeane.] 

June 27th, 1 507. John Heyron, my body to be buried in my 
own chapel. Cathedral church of Wells 2s. To the church of 
Langport to buy a chasuble ioor. To each priest celebrating 
mass for my soul 1 2d. To every Christian person present on the 
day of my burial id. To Sir Thomas my chaplain a silver cup. 
Moreover I will that in all things my chantry not yet founded 
be founded according to the will of my father. 1 To each of my 
servants [ ]. 

Residue : Elizabeth my wife (executrix). 

Proved October 24th, 1507. 



1507. NICHOLAS TRAPP. 

[34 Bennett.} 
July 17th, 1507. Nicholas Trapp, bachelor in civil law, of 
the parish of St. Cuthbert, Wells. My body to be buried in the 
said church in a chapel there founded in the name of Jesus on 
the south side. Mother church there 2od. High altar of Blessed 
Cuthbert for tithes forgotten 3.?. 4//. To each other altar 20d. 
Richard Adams alias Richard Trapp and his assigns for the term 
of his life my messuage situate in Chilton co. Bucks with one 
croft etc., which I lately had of Agnes Tempyll of Hadnam 
in the said county in sua put a viduitate. I will that the 
said messuage etc., after the death of Richard Adams alias 

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Trapp, be given to the Warden of New College, Oxford, alias the 
College of St. Mary of Winchester, and his fellows. 

Residue : Walter Sheyer and Matilda, my daughter, his wife 
(executors). 

Witnesses : Rev. Father in Christ, " Dominus Thomas Tenen. 
episcopus " and vicar of the same parish, and Roger Churche 
canon of Wells, and general vicar in spiritualibus of the Bishop 
of Bath and Wells, and Sir Robert Carter, chaplain. 

Proved November 25th, 1510. 



1507. JOHN LANGLET. 

[31 Adeane.] 

August 30th, 1507. John Langley of Portburye, to be buried 
in the chancel of the church of Portbury next to the " sarcopha- 
gus " of St. Helen. 1 To the high beam {trabi) of the same church 
3 bushels of barley. To all the other beams of lights of the 
same church, viz., to each of them 2 bushels of barley. To the 
mother church of Wells 2d. I will that my wife have the 
reversion of certain lands in the lordship of Uske within the fee 
of Lebenethe after the death of my father if it shall happen 
during her life, as in a deed made between my father and my 
brother Thomas it more fully appears. 

Residue : Katerine my wife whom I make my executrix to 
dispose for the helth of my soul. 

Witnesses : Sir Theobald Pers, vicar there, William Germyn, 
Nicholas Bochar, Agnes Rogers. Proved December nth, 1507. 



1507. JOHN STRADLTNGE. 

[32 Adeane.] 
October 7th, 1507. John Stradlyng of Kelston in co. 
Somerset. To be buried in the chapel of the B.M. in the 
cathedral church of Bath. To the cathedral church of Wells \2d. 
To the lord Prior of Bath 20?., and I make the said prior my 
supervisor. To each priest of the said monastery of Bath, 40*/. 
To the church of St. Nicholas of Kelston for my tithes forgotten 
40*/. To each novice of the monastery of Bath 8d. To the 
parish church of St. James of Bath 40^. To John Multon my 
1 See Wells Wills, pp. xi, 131. 



8Hm. Cljampuon. 109 



servant, all my garments which I use on my journeys, namely, 
meant togam, tunicam^ gladium^ drtnicudium y l ocreas* et calcaria y 
equum grecium y et cellam et frenum super quern equum predictus 
Johannes modo mecutn equitavit. 

Residue : Agnes my wife. 

Executors : Agnes my wife, Arthur Kernes, Thomas 
Stradlyng my son. 

Witnesses : William Gilis, monk, Walter Garrate, rector of 
the said parish church of St. James and John Multon. 

Proved January 28th, 1507. 



1507. WILLIAM GRTME. 

[24 Bennett.] 

November 20th, 1507. William Gryme. My body to be 
buried in the churchyard of the parish church of St. George of 
Dunster. For tithes forgotten $s. ^d. To John my son £10 
and one silver goblet. To William my son ;£io and one silver 
salt sellar. To Cristina my daughter £10 \$s. 4*/. and 8 silver 
spoons. 

Residue : Cristina my wife (executrix). 

Proved February 4th, 1 509. 



1507. WM. CHAMPTON. 

[32 Adeane.] 

December 31st, 1507. William Champyon of Corscombe 
in co. Somerset, to be buried in the parish church of Corscombe 
in the aisle {insula) of the Holy Trinity before the image of St. 
James the Apostle. To the fabric of the church of St. Andrew 
of Wells 20s. To the church of the B.M. of Corscombe 20.r. 
To the house of the Carthusians of Witham 40s. To the house 
of the Carthusians of Henton 4.0s. To the rector of the church 
of Corscombe for tithes forgotten 40s. I will that my executors 
distribute there among poor people on the day of my burial 
at Corscombe ^20 and on the thirtieth day after my death £20 
{in die tricenale obitus met). I will that my executors on every 
Friday for the space of 20 years after my death distribute among 
1 Dagger. ' Greaves. 



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poor people in Corscombe to each indigent person $d. in 
honour of the five wounds of Christ. I bequeath ^26 13s. 4d. 
to hold my obit yearly in the parish church of Corscombe 
to be celebrated after the manner of other obits observed there 
for the space of 20 years, namely in each year for celebrating 
the obit 26s. id. to be distributed there, to the rector or 
his vicegerent 8d. to each chaplain 6d. f and to the parish 
clerk 42/. the rest of the sum of 26 s. Sd. to remain for light 
and to be distributed among the poor according to the 
discretion of my executors. To Edmund Carter son of John 
Carter ^40. To Joan daughter of the said John Carter £40. 
To Ema daughter of the said John Carter ^"40. To Joan Porter 
daughter of the said John Carter ^20. To John Carter son of 
John Carter senior £20. To each of my spiritual sons and 
daughters now living 3^. 4^/. 

Residue ; to Jone Carter my daughter wife of John Carter 
and John Carter elder son of the said John and Jone Carter of 
Corscombe aforesaid, whom I make my executors to dispose for 
the health of my soul. 

Supervisors: the venerable men, Master Thomas Harrys 
treasurer of Wells Cathedral, and William ffitz William of the 
city of London, merchant, to each of whom £10. 

Witnesses : Sir John Haddon, curate there, Sir John 
Edwards, chaplain, Master Richard Attwell, notary public, 
Roger Mors, Edward Wyndelsor, Robert Wulys. 

Proved January 29th, 1507. 



1507. JOHN GOODWTNE. 

[35 Adeane.] 

February 3rd, 1507. John Goodwynge alias Lenge of the 
parish of St. Cuthbert, Wells. My body to be buried in the 
churchyard of the said parish church near the cross on the north 
side. Mother church there I2d. High altar of the Blessed 
Cuthbert for tithes forgotten 2od. Repair of each altar of said 
church 4d, and to the nave of the same church I2d. To Sir 
Robert Carter " tunc plebano? qd. 

Residue: William Frempton and John Goodwyng 
(executors). 



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Overseer : John Bonner to whom 3s. \d. 
Witnesses : Sir Robert Carter, Sir William Milner, and 
William Goodwyn alias Linge my brother. 
Proved May 22nd, 1 508. 



1507. THOMAS BEAMOUNT. 

[28 Adeane.] 
February 6th, 1507. Thomas Beamount, preest, to be 
buried in the church of St. Andrewe in Wellys before the crucifix, 
standinge over the dore ledynge to our lady chapell behynde the 
high awter. I will that my executors deliver by indenture with 
the dean and chapitre of Wellys c marks sterling to be suerly 
kepte in a cheste within the treasur hous, they to bynde theym- 
self by the same indenture under ther chapitre seall in a 
convenient penalitie as shall be best devised by myn executors 
to mayntene and kepe yerely in the quere the day of my deth for 
my soule, for the soule of the right reverent fader in God Olyver 
somtyme Bishop of Bath and Wells and all Christian soules a 
solempne dirige by note with masse of Requiem in the morne 
folowynge and that at every suche dirige and masse thus kept 
and doon, I will that by the discrecion of the deane for the 
tyme beynge the president and chapitre, there be distributed 
amongst the residensaries and other ministers beynge present at 
the same observances 40J. and the said dean or president seyingc 
the said dirige and masse observed to have for his labour 2s. 
besides his portion of the said 40s. And the remanent of the 
said c marks, I will it to be contented and paid to the treasorer 
or sexten of the said cathedral church yerely for lights and 
rynginge to be maintened and doon at the same diriges and 
masses after the rate as longe as it will endure. To the makynge 
of a severall 1 to be made in the cloyster aftre the fourme of 
Bishop Bekyntons work 10 marcs, or els aftre the mynde and 
disposicion of Maister Dean. To be distributed amongst my 
pover parishens of St. Clements at London 26s. Sd To be 
distributed amongst my parishens at Cristinmalford 1 3s. 4//. 
Among my pover parishens of Mynehead 20s. Toward the 

1 Severey, a bay or compartment of a vaulted ceiling. (Parker's Glossary of 
Architecture, vol. i, 424.) 



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reparacions of the body of the church of the same 20s. To Emme 
Spayne my moder iij gilte bollys covered ij bollys parcell 
gilte with a cover ij small saltes gilte with a cover xiij 
sponys with thappostells, a rynge with a grete diamonde, a rynge 
with a great rocke Rubye, ij rynges with ij turkeis, and a rynge 
of golde like unto a wrethe, my best chayne of golde and £$o of 
redy money also one of my beste gownes and hur owne bedes of 
corall gawded with golde, with a muskeball of silver and gilte 
which she gave unto me. To Maister Edward Brampton an hope 
of golde to be made for him, to my lady Brampton, my suster, a 
rynge of golde with a flatte diamonde, and to eche of their 
children, z>., Sir John B, Henry, George, Elizabeth, Mary, and 
Jane a hope of golde of the value of 20s. with this scripture to 
be made within everyche of the same hoopes, 

44 gjJe s&all prag for &ir ©Somas Jfleamoirte " 

these same rynges to be made and sent into Portingale unto 
them by some sure messynger as sone as myn executors can 
make provision after my deth. Robert Tygo a standinge cup 
gilte with a cover with a tyger in the bothom which was his 
faders and 10 marcs. John Warforde 20 marcs, the best horse, 
a gowne, a bedde complete above his bequest of my lorde of 
Bathes. Humfrey my servant £5, a gowne, and a horse. John 
Drissild 5 marcs and a horse. Sir Edmonde ;£io and a gowne. 
John Cooke 4 marcs. To Watkyn the ydeot at the discrecion 
of my executors. For all things betwene William Wrothe and me 
I forgeve him. To eche others of my servants their quarter's 
wages and 4 nobles. To Richard Cooke 40s. To be distributed 
amongst pover people the day of my burynge ;£io and the day of 
my monthes mynde £10. As to the priour of Witham that 
oweth me 20 marcs, I am content to remitte the one half to 
pray for me. To Agnes Roynyon my leste cheyn of golde with 
the Agnus Dei hangynge uppon the same. Margery hur suster 
c shillings. Maister Mylles a rynge of golde at the pleasur of 
myn executors. To Ede 40s. John Tovyngton 40s. John 
Pawlet and his wyfe 40s. Maistres Cosen and Robert Cosyn hir 
sonne eche of them a hope of golde, price 4/1. 

Residue : to my executors to be disposed for the welth of my 
soul. 



3W)n fitlt. 113 



Executors : Maister William Cousyn Dean of Wellys, 
Em me Spayne my moder Thomas Grene and Richard 
Reynyon. 

Supervisor : my lorde Thomas Bishop of Tenensis, to whom 
c shillings. 

Proved at Lamehithe, November 20th, 1507. 

1507. JOHN NELE. 

[8 Bennett.] 
March 20th, 1507. John Nele, of Keynsham, clothier. 
My body to be buried in the Abbey church in Keynshm as 
nyghe unto Margarete my wif as it may be convenyently. To 
the cathedral church of Wells, I2d. To the high aulter of the 
parisshe church of Keynsham for forgoten tithes and ofTeryngs, 
3^. 4d. To the bells of the parisshe church, I2d. To the Roode 
lighte of the parisshe church, \2d. To the torches of the parisshe 
church, 1 2d. To Thomas, my son, a doseyn silver sponys with 
wrethed knoppys. More, I will that he have a flatt pece aftir 
the disposicion of myn overseers. I will, more,. that he shalhave 
a salt saler couered whiche ys square. More, I geve and bequeth 
hym oon of my best masers, more, a croke and a panne of brasse. 
More, a pair of shetes, a payre of blankettes and a couerlitt. To 
the brethered of Keynshm a maser and 4 sponys not to be sold 
but to be used to good usis longyng to the said brethered. I 
will that ther be provided for me in the parisshe church of 
Keynshm an honest preest by the space of half a yere to pray at 
the aulter of Seynt Thomas for my soule and the soule of Mar- 
garete my wif and for our fader's and models and all our frends 
and all xpen soules. And the residue of my goods not bequethed, 
my detts paid my funerall expences moneth's mynde and yere's 
mynde done, I geve and bequeth to Henry Nele my son, and 
myn executor to dispose for me to the moost welth of my soule 
and morover to this I make myn overseers, mag. John Vaughft 
vicar of Keynshm and Henry Rede of Burnet to geve counsaill 
to my said sonne that this my testament and last will may be 
performed. And I geve to every of theym for their labo r 6s. Sd. 
In witness wherof Sir William Hoper and Thomas Nevery clerk 
in the yere and day afore rehersed. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 3rd, 1508. 



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1508. WILLIAM HORTON. 

[35 Adeane.] 

March 28th, 1508. William Horton of Lullyngton in the 
county of Somerset, clothman, my body to be buried in the 
parish church of Alhalowen at Lullyngton. Toward the repara- 
tion of the same church 53J. ^d. To the vverks and reparacion 
of the moder church of Seynt Andrew in Wells 3«s\ 4*/. To 
Rachel my wife ^"40, my best silver cupp, a silver salte, 6 silver 
.sponys, the 4th part of all my household stuffe, the house I dwell 
in and my myll during her life, if she lyve sole. After her 
mariage or death to Thomas Horton my son and to his heirs 
with all my fermes londs and tenements, and for defaute of issue, 
to Johane Horton my doughter, and for defaute of issue, to Alice 
Horton my doughter, and for defaute of issue, to Thomas Horton 
my brother of Yvorde. To my servant 6s. $d. 

Executors : Johane Horton and Alys Horton my doughters, 
Thomas Horton my son. 

Overseers: Thomas Horton of Yvorde my broder, clothman, 
John Compton of Bebenton clothman, Henry Whyttoksmeth of 
Benangar, and to each of them 5 marke. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 8th, 1 508. 



1508. RICHARD BURNELL. 

[35 Adeane.] 
April 14th, 1508. Richard Burnell of the parish of St. 
Cuthbert, Wells. My body to be buried in the said parish church 
next the grave of Joan Burnell my late wife. Mother church 
there, I2</. To the high altar of Blessed Cuthbert 2od. for 
tithes forgotten. To the nave of the said church 20*/., and to 
each altar of the said church 4*/. To the House of St. John 
Baptist, Wells, one silver cup, called " a Malvesy cup." To the 
nuns of St. Mary Magdalen of Bristol after the death of my wife 
one standing cup silver and gilt. To Margaret Marchall my 
cousin one quarter of wode and a small maser silver and gilt one 
brass pot and one brass dish one whole bed at the pleasure of 
my wife and one good wedding gown. To Joan Burnell one 
brass pot and one dish. 



$anu* Wall, lEtfq. 115 



Residue : Isabel my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir John Marlar prior of St. John Baptist, Sir 
Robert Carter and William Frampton with others. 
Proved May 22nd, 1 508. 



1508. JAMES VIALL ESQ. 

[6 Bennett.] 
April 2 1st, 1508. I, Jamys Vyall Esquyer make and ordeyn 
this my present testament 'of my moevable goods conteyning 
theryn my last will as to the disposicon of my manors londs and 
tenements here underwritten, etc. My body to be buried in the 
parisshe church of Seynt Laurence in thold Jury of London in 
Our Lady chapell before Our Lady aulter there. And aftir my 
body so buried then I will that all suche detts as I owe unto any 
persone or persones of right or of conscience be truely paid. To 
the high aulter of the parisshe churche of Seynt Lawrence for 
my tithes and oblacions forgoten or necligently witholden if any 
suche be in dischargeyng of my soule and to thentent that it 
may please the vicary there to pray specially for my soule my 
wiffs soul and our childern soules, 40s. To the werkes of the 
body of the same church of Seynt Lawrence where moost nede 
shalbe thought aftir the discrecion of the churchwardeyns and 
parisshens there 13/1. 6^. 8d. To the brethered of Seynt Ursula 
founded in the same church 20s. And to the Holy Roode 
brethered founded in the same church other 20s. To the werks 
of the body of the parisshe church of Seynt Sepulcres withoute 
Newgate of London 67*. 13J. 4^. To the Monastery or Abbey 
of Notley in the countie of Buks \lu To John Joyno r gent to 
thentent that it may please hym to be oon of the overseers of 
this my present testament and last will 40J. To John Joyno r 
his sonne, my godson 40s. To Mary Viall my wif all my manoir 
of Claverhm with thappurtenances in the countie of Somersett 
and all other my londs and tenements within the same countie. 
And also all my manoirs of Hartrigge and Tytcombe Hasilwyke 
with thappurtenances and all other my londs and tenements in 
Hartrigge and Tytcombe Hasilwyke in the countie of Berkes, to 
have and to hold all my said manors londs and tenements with 
thappurtenances to the same Mary my wif to hir heirs and 



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assignes for ever. And I will and requyre all suche persones as 
be enfeoffed or seased unto myn use of my said manors, londs 
and tenements shall make or cause to be made unto the said 
Mary my wif at suche tyme after my decesse as they on the 
behalf of the same Mary shalbe reasonably requyred a sufficient 
astate in fee symple of and in all my said manors londs and 
tenements after the tyme meanyng and effect of this my last will. 
And the residue of all my goodes catalls and detts whatsoever 
they be aftir my detts which I owe paid, my funerall expenses 
fully done and the legacies conteyned in this my present testament 
and last will performed, I geve and bequeth holly unto the saide 
Mary my wif which Mary my wif I make my sole executrice, hir 
overseers I make the said John Joyno r gent and Robert Astley 
citezen and mercer of London. In witness wherof I have sett 
my seale. These witnesses Mag. William Grocyn, mag. Philipp 
Taillo r , Sir John Gedge clerks, Thomas Feldyng, William Lam- 
berd and Thomas Joyno r . 

Yeven the daye and yere above rehersed. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 26th, 1 508. 



1508. NICHOLAS SAINT LO, GENT. 

[7 Bennett.] 

August 1 2th, 1508. Nicholas Sainttelow, of Caynsham, 
gentleman. My body to be buried in the abbey church of 
Caynsham. To the moder church of Wells 1 2d. For forgoten 
tithes, to the vicary 6s. Sd. To the makyng of the grete bell 
1 or. To the brothered ys. To the Rood lighte i2d. To the 
torches i2d. 

The residue of all my goods not bequethed I geve to Cecily 
my wif whom I ordeyn and make myn executrice. 

In witness herof, Master John Vaghan, Thomas Payn, John 
Persone, and other moo. To the which also I have sett my 
seale the day and yere abovesaid. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 3rd, 1508. 

1508. THOMAS TREMAYLL. 

[5 Bennett.] 
August 15th, 1508. Thomas Tremayll. My body to 
be buried in the parish church of St. Bride in " Fletestrete," 



Cfjoma* CrtmagH. 117 



London, next the body of Margaret, my late wife, if I happen 
to die in London, otherwise in the church or churchyard where 
God shall appoint me to die. I will that at the time of my 
death my funeral and obsequies with one mass of St. Mary, 
another of the Trinity and a third of Requiem shall be 
celebrated and said by note, not with pomp and splendour but 
honestly and conveniently to the praise and honour of God, 
and that 20s. be distributed to the poor at the same time to 
pray for my soul and the souls of all the faithful. Also I will 
that the friars of each house of the four orders of friars of 
London, viz., Preachers, Carmelites, Minors, and Augustinians, 
and of the house of Friars Minors at Briggewater and of Friars 
Preachers at Yevelchester in the county of Somerset have 6s. 8d., 
that each priest in each of the said houses may celebrate by 
note for my soul as quickly as possible after my death. 
Furthermore I will that a trental be celebrated for my soul in 
each of the said houses, they having therefor 2s. 6d. And I will 
that a little before my death or immediately after, a trental be 
celebrated in one day in the parish church where I happen to 
die, each priest summoned to do this having ^d. or 6d. as the 
place requires. Also I will that if it can well be provided 
for out of my goods, a special trental called " le grete trentall " 
shall be celebrated for my soul by any good and honest priest 
thereto called, and that he have for his labour 12 marks by the 
year. To the Priores of Canyngton for tithes forgotten and in 
any way withheld, 6s. Sd. And whereas I have received certain 
moneys from various persons for matters to be transacted in 
connection with my profession and I have done little or nothing 
or acted negligently in return, and have taken goods or done 
certain things wherefor I am bound to make satisfaction but am 
uncertain to whom it ought to be made, I will therefore that my 
executors distribute out of my goods to the most needy poor, 
5 marks, and I would more if it can be done. To Philip, my 
son, a fetherbed with bolster, a pair of suitable sheets, a pair 
of fustians with the cover of the bed " paled et branched " with 
green, a pair of blankets, a cup of mine called " le grete Nutt " 
with the cover and six of my best silver spoons. To John, my 
son, a fetherbed with the bolster, a pair of blankets, a pair of 
sheets, the great coverlet with images upon it, six best silver 



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spoons, a standing cup of silver chased and partly gilt, with its 
cover. To Elis, my daughter, the wife of John Whiting, a 
featherbed with the bolster, a pair of blankets, a pair of sheets, 
the coyerlet of Say or another suitable one, six silver spoons 
and a cup called " le Nutte " bound with silver and gilt with a 
lion on its cover. To Margaret, my daughter, the wife of 
Thomas Tylly, a pair of fustians, a pair of my best sheets, a 
small round cup with its cover silver and gilt. To Lucy, my 
daughter, the wife of John Kyrckham, knight, that new cup 
bound with silver called ' ' 1c litell Nutte" with its cover. To 
Joan, my daughter, to her marriage ioo marks to be had out of 
the money for my fee in connection with the fine (jnsticia) 
which will be due to me from the market at my death and then 
I shall be satisfied, if she be not married in my lifetime, and if 
she be I will the said ioo marks be duly disposed by my 
executors in the exhibition of poor scholars, priests studying at 
Oxford, and in other charitable works for the soul of William 
Dodesham and of those for whom he was bound to pray, and if 
those market moneys {denarii de Stapuld) will not amount to 
ioo marks then the sum shall be made up with other money 
due to me. To the same Joan those chains of gold which she 
has in her sure keeping and all my goods and jewels and 
household utensils in my house in the parish of St. Bride in 
Fletestrete, London, except those otherwise disposed by me, 
and I will she take possession of them, with those exceptions 
immediately after my death. Lastly, to my said son John all 
my goods in the house of Blakmor [in Cannington] with 3 
cows, 2 bullocks, 40 of my sheep in Blakemore aforesaid, a 
gown and a cloak out of my clothes in London. To the 
said Philip, my son, one pair of silver saltcellars partly gilt 
being in my house at London all my goods in my house at 
Sond with forty of my sheep at Blakemore, unless I provide 
for him from other sheep, a gown and a cloak from my clothes 
in London. To John Coke, my servant, 12 of the sheep with 
Henry Phelpes at Chuton and 20s. To Gilbert Colchester, my 
servant, 20s. Whereas John Watts, my servant, has remained 
with me from his boyhood and youth, I therefore bequeath him 
a bed suitable for a valet, viz., a " materas," a pair of blankets 
&mj a pair Qf sheets with 3 coverlet and 40^. To Nicholas, my 



Cijoma* Crtmaull. 119 



servant, 6j. Sd. To Thomas Rose a bow with 24 arrows 
in a quiver (casu/a) and dr. Sd. To John Colynche, my servant, 
40$". to his marriage. I will my two basins and ewers of 
silver partly gilt, my two standing cups silver and gilt at 
London, my two great saltcellars of silver partly gilt, also my 
two u gobletts " with one cover of silver well gilt newly made 
also in my house at London, and those three " bolpeces," be 
sold for the best value and the money thence coming disposed 
in the faithful settlement of my debts, fulfilment of my will and 
in other charitable works for the soul of William Dodesham and 
of those for whom he was bound to pray. 

The residue to my executors. I will specially that such 
goods as belonged to the said William Dodesham which were 
taken and are now in my house at Canyngton as well as those 
which I bought for my own use and paid for at their value 
distributing the money paid for them for the soul of the said 
William as shown in my book in which I have written my 
debts and other memoranda by means of lists therein contained 
and otherwise, be separated from my other goods according to 
the inventory in my great black book in which are written all 
things distributed for the soul of the said William and all the 
money (denaria et pecunid) which is in the coffer (cofor) standing 
in the priory of Canyngton distributed for the said William 
which also I intend to do by the grace of God if I hive the 
time. 

I make my executors John Tremayll, my son, specially, and 
[Thomas] Tremayll, clerk vicar of the church of Canyngton to 
each of whom for their labour I bequeath although it is 
insufficient 20s. And I ask you, my executors, that the goods 
to be disposed by you out of the residue may be disposed as 
much for the soul of William Dodesham and of those for 
whom he was bound to pray, as for my soul, as I am bound 
before God to pray and act for the soul of the said William. 

In witness whereof I have placed my seal and have written 
with mine own hand. 

Proved at Lambeth, September 19th, 1508. 



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1508. JOHN SMYTH. 

[7 Bennett.] 

September 2nd, 1508. John Smyth. My body to be buried 
in the church of St. Giles of Leimendepe. To the cathedral 
church of Wells ^d. To the parish church of Lei one cow. To 
the image of B.M. in same church, I2d. 

Residue : Agnes, my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Nicholas Meryfeld, John Nett, John Smyth, 
junior, Sir Nicholas Say, then holder of the cure {tunc gereil 
cure). 

Proved November 3rd, 1508. 



1508. PETER KNOYELL. 

[8 Bennett.] 

September 7th, 1508. Peter Knoyell of Sanford Orkeys. 
My body to be buried in the chapel of St. Nicholas next 
my father in the parish church of Sanford. Cathedral 
church of Wells 6s. Sd. To the monastic church of Sherborne 
6s. $d. To the parish church of Sanford 20s. To the parish 
church of Wyncaltun 6^. 8d. I will that my two daughters, 
Katerine and Dorothy, have all my vessels (vasa) after the 
death of my wife. To my confessor, Master John White, 
6s. 8d. To Richard Dyer 6s. id. I will that William Populle 
have free rent of his house in which he dwells for the time of 
his life within Sanford aforesaid. To each of the servants and 
female servants of my house 40*/. 

Elizabeth, my wife, to be my executrix together with 
Master John Fitzjames, junior, and I leave the residue to my 
wife. 

Witnesses : Richard Dyer, Master John Whit with divers 
others. 

Proved November 3rd, 1508. 



1508. WILLIAM BAKER. 

[8 Bennett.] 
September 7th, 1508. William Baker of Crewkerne, my 
body to be buried in the churchyard of St Bartholomew the 



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Apostle of Crewkerne. To the mother church of Wells 2od. 
To the parish church of Crewkerne \os. To the fraternity of 
the Trinity of Crewkerne 6s. 8d. To the high altar of Crew- 
kerne, for tithes forgotten 20*/. To the parish church of 
St Peter, of Shaftisbury 6s. 8d. To my twelve godchildren 
12 grotes (gross). To my son Barnard ^io to remain in the 
hands of my brother John Baker till he come to lawful age. 

Residue: Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : John Baker and John Mathe. 

Proved November 3rd, 1508. 



1508. JOHN STRETE, CLERY. 

[7 Bennett.] 

September 10th, 1508. John Strete, clerk, vicar of Chard, 
my body to be buried in the church of B.M.V. of Chard. To 
the fabric of the church of Wells $s. 4*/. To the service of B.M. 
of Cherde ;£io, with this intention that the feofTees of the 
same keep my obit yearly by name with the brethren of the 
said service, which ^10 I will shall remain in the hands of 
Roberts Pitts als. Chepman. To the same Robert Pittis 40J. 
Thomas Splent 20s. John Cole 20s. John May 10s. To 
William Pympell, clerk, 4 yerds of Musterdeviles. Thomas 
Slyar, one gown of black colour. Thomas Gybbis my servant 
40s. To the same Thomas Gibbis my best pitcher (urcium) 
and one pan and one bed in which the said Thomas nightly lies 
with all things belonging to the same, also a celer and a tester 
paynted, hanging ultra ledum meurn proprium. John Toker 20s. 
The service of the blessed Katerine my best pan. Richard 
Yong one short gown of violett William Selwoode senior one 
gown lying nightly upon my bed. Thomas Cole a pitcher. 
To the holywater clerk and the reader (pellector) to each 2od. 
To each godson and goddaughter 6s. 8d. John Taylor clerk, 
vicar of Ilmyster, one cup of silver with a cover partly gilt. John 
Haydon of Axmyster 6s. 8d. John "May one long gown of 
violet 

Residue : Amisius Powlet, knight (executor). 

Witnesses: John Fichett, clerk, William Pympell, clerk, 
John May with others. 



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Proved November 3rd, 1 508. 

[Testator was instituted Vicar of Chard, Aug. 23, 1494, on the presenta- 
tion of Amisius Poulet, mil. Somerset Incumbents^ p. 328.] 



1508. RICHARD WEBBE. 

[9 Bennett.] 

September 10th, 1508. Richard Webbe of Westharptre, my 
body to be buried in the churchyard of B.M. of West Harptre, 
The cathedral church of Wells \2d. Church of Westharptre 
3s. ^d. Church of Compton Martin I2d. Church of Estharptre 
\2d. The great bell of Henton 2od. 

Residue : Elen my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : Thomas Webbe my brother. 

Witnesses : John Batell, Thomas Deyn, Richard Eggell and 
many others. 

Proved November 24th, 1508. 



1508. JOHN TANNER. 

[20 Bennett.] 

September 12th, 1508. John Tanner, of Wyncanton in the 
diocese of Wells, my body to be buried in the churchyard of 
St. Peter of Wyncanton. To the same church 6s. Sd. To the 
church of Wells I2d. To each of my godsons and goddaughters 
one heifer and one steer. 

Residue : Sibil my wife and John my son (executors). 

Proved October 22nd, 1509. 



1508. THOMAS PIPER. 

[20 Bennett.] 
September 15th, 1508. Thomas Pyper of Cory Revell in 
the' countie of Somersett, husbondman, my body to be buried 
in the chauncell of Seynt Andrewe at Cory Revell aforesaid. To 
the hede church of Wells 40*/. To the church of Cory Revell 
7/*. 6s. Sd. for to bye a trebill bell there. To the church of 
Abbotts He 6s. Sd. To the church of Ilbruers 6s. Sd. Unto the 
bretherhod of Ilmyster 6s. Sd. Unto the high aulter of Cory 
Revell for my tithes and oblacions by me necligently forgoten 



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or witholden if any suche be in discharge of my soule 6s. Sd. 
To the vicars chapell 3s. 4^. Unto every of my godchildern 4^/. 
Unto my two doughters every of theym to have half a 
whay of whete of my mowe and the residue of the said mowe 
unto my wife holly. My two doughters to have every of theym 
6 sponys of silver with a cupp of silver and my sone John 
6 sponys of silver with another cupp and their moder to have all 
the said sponys and cuppys during hir life and aftir hir decesse 
unto hir said doughters and sone. And my said wif to have all hir 
owne weryng gere with all girdells and bedes with all other stuff 
of household. To every of my twoo maydens servfits a cowe or 
10s. therfore. Unto Nichas Rowlys my brothers son, if he lyve 
40*. Unto my twoo men servfits one bobett and white every of 
theym a cowe or 10s. to every of theym. My wif to have my two 
bathe oxen 6 key with 3 steres. Unto Cuthberde Clavelleshay 
my gray amblyng colte. For my 40 shepe that been at Chynnock 
twenty of theym unto John Genyng and the other 20 to my son 
John Piper. My wif and my son John Piper to have my mares 
and my coltes to be departed betwene theym bothe as nigh as 
they can with other catells. And I make my wif and my 
son John Piper myn executors and Cuthberde Clavelleshay 
supervisor of this my will. Thies beryng witnesse, Cuthberde 
Clavelleshay, John Jenyng and other. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 22nd, 1509. 



1508. THOMAS WYLLET. 

[7 Bennett.] 

October 8th, 1 508. Thomas Wyllet. My body to be buried 
in the churchyarde of Chew. To the cathedrall church 
of Wells 4*/. To the parisshe church of Chew 20s. To 
Our Lady chapell 6s. 8d. To the high aulter Sd. The other 
parte of my goods not bequethed I geve to Johane Wyllet my 
wife whom I make my trewe executrice to dispose the overplus 
of my goodes to the pleasur of God and to the helthe of my 
soule, bifore this witnesses, Sir Water Holywood, John Wade 
and John Sterow with many moo. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 3rd, 1 508. 



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1508- JOHN TOGWELL. 

[7 Bennett.] 
November 9th, 1508. John Togwell merchant in the 
towne of Tawnton. My body to be buried within the church 
dore of Seynt Petir and Paule, iff I in Tawnton or nygh 
Taunton shall departe. Yf it be elleswhere I remytte all to the 
discrecion of myn executors or theym that shalbe at my 
departyng. And furthermore I charge myn executours to have 
a preest syngynt for my soule and my frends by the space 01 
three yeres, and he to have for his labor 61L yerely. Also I geve 
to Sir John Newman my best horse and my best gowne. Also 
to Thomas my son my barne with iij aker of lond in the same 
grounde. Also to the said Thomas iiij pippys of wood whan 
he ys of lawfull age to receyve both the londs with the house 
and the iiij pippys of wode. Also to the said Thomas a 
tokyng myll stonding in the parisshe of Hill Bishoppe with all 
the londs therto perteyning on the condicon that my wif 
Elisabeth have the myll with the londs duryng hir life, and after 
hir decesse my son Thomas to have hit unto hym and to his 
heirs and assignes. To Alexander my son a mede the whiche 
lyeth at thend of William Nithwayes londs called Popeysmede; 
the mede ys of ij acres. Also to the said Alyxaundre ij houses 
that stonde in Hollwaye Lane, also iiij pippys of Wode and I 
will that he have the lond with the houses and the Woode what 
tyme he is of lawfull age to governe hit. Also to the said 
Alisaundre ij houses tenements, stonding in Est Rugge with all 
the londs belongyng to the same housyng the which 1 bought of 
John Sawnders, on that condicon that my wif Elisabeth have it 
during hir life and aftir hir decesse he to have hit to hym and his 
assignes. To the Grey freers of Bridgwater 6s. &/. To the 
parisshe church of Willyscombe to pray for my soule 6s. 8d. 
To Elynor my mayden 40s. when she ys of lawfull age to be 
maried if she be rewled by hir maistres. I make Elisabeth my 
wif myn executrice of all my londs and goods not bequethed 
soo that my detts be paid truely and my will justly fulfilled also 
I will that she dispose the day of my burying 20s. to poore 
people. I make to be myn overseers Alixander Hamlyn of 
Bridgewater and Sir John Newman and every of theym to h^ve 



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for their labor 20s. to see that my will be fulfilled. To the 
bieldyng of the new warke in the South part of the churche of 
Mary Magdleyn a pippe of wyne or the valor of 40s. To my 
lord or his deputie for such tithings as I doute whether I have 
paid truely or noo, half a pece lokeram or a mark for hit. 
Proved at Lambeth, December 1st, 1508. 



1508. RICHARD PATY. 

[19 Bennett.] 

November 15th, 1508. Richard Paty. My body to be 
buried in the church of B.M. of Pilton. To the chapel of B.M. 
of Pilton aforesaid for tithes forgotten 6s. 8d. To Margaret my 
maidservant a brass pot. 

Residue : Geoffrey Paty (executor). 

Overseer : Master Robert Brette to whom 40s. 

Witness : Thomas Aslakeby, curate, John Marsshe, John 
Fawell and others. 

Proved September 27th, 1 509. 
[This will relates to Pilton, Somerset, see S.R.S., vol. iv, p. 58.] 

1508. NICHOLAS SAINT LO. 

[9 Bennett.] 
Nicholas Saintlo. My body to be buried in the parisshe 
church of Chew. To the cathedrall church of Wells 2s. 
To the 4 lightes in the church of Chew 12^/. To the church- 
house of Chew 20s. To an honest preest to syng for my 
soule the space of 4 yeres, every yere 9 mrke. To Our Lady 
chapell that I owe to the same 17//. To the said chapell a 
velvet lynyng of a gowne. To the werks of the church of 
Chew oon blake gowne furred with foynes. To the same 
church oon peyre of vestments of crymsyn velvet. I will that 
my maner wher I dwell be feoffed to John Chocke and Edmunde 
Saintlo, myfi uncle, soo that Elianor my wif have a goode and 
sufficient estate of my londe to the valo r of 6//. 13s. 4*/. by yere. 
I will that Elisabeth my doughter have to her mariage 100 mrke. 
I will that Thomas Skeyte have to his exhibicon 4 mrke unto 
the tyme he come to 24 yeres of age. I will that Our Lady 
chapell of Chew aforesaid have 4 kye and 4 calffs. I bequeth 



i26 £omer*et tttflitf. 



to the. vicar of Chew for tithes and oblacions necligetly 
forgoten, 6s. Sd. To the chapell aforesaid a caas to a corporas. 
The residue of all my goods not bequethed I geve to Thomas 
Austell, clerke, and William Denys, knyght, whom I make myn 
executors, they to dispose hit for the helth of my soule as they 
thinke best. I will that John my son and heire have all my 
plate of silver and gilte when he cometh to full age aftir the 
advisament and discrecion of Elianor my wife. 
Proved at Lambeth, 24th November, 1 508. 



1508. RICHARD MAUDELEY. 

[11 Bennett.] 

February 7th, 1508. Richard Maudeley. My body to be 
buried in the chapel of All Saints in the chapel of the B.M. of 
Noney. The mother church of St. Andrew 6s. Sd. Master 
Doctor Mors rector of Coscombc for tithes forgotten 6s. Sd. 
The parish church of Noney 20s. The parish church of Cliford 
[Cloford] to the fabric of said church 20s. The four orders of 
friars of the town of Bristol 6s. Sd. in equal portions. To the 
prisoners of Newgate of the said town 6s. Sd. The house of 
friars of Evelchester 6s. Sd. Prisoners of said town 6s. Sd. 
Five orders of friars within the city of London 33*. 4*/. in equal 
portions. Prisoners of Newgate in the city of London 6s. Sd. 
The men in Kyngesbenche and Marchalsey 1 3*. qd. in equal 
portions. Fellows and masters of the tailors {scissorum) of 
London in honour of St. John Baptist 20s. Sir Richard 
Latamer, curate of Noney, Sir Roger Walsche chaplain, and 
Thomas Salisbury 10s. in equal portions. John Knappe 6s. Sd. 
Each of my godsons and goddaughters Sd. William Basyng, 
Roger Mors and John Joce 20s. in equal portions, that they 
may be supervisors of my will. 

Residue : John Maudeley my son and Joan Basyng, wife of 
William Basyng (executors). 

Witnesses : Richard Latamar, curate of Noney, Sir Roger 
Walsche, chaplain, Thomas Salisbury and others. 

In witness I have placed my seal. 

Proved February 27th, 1508. 



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1508. EDMUND BIRLEY. 

[15 Bennett.] 

February 28th, 1508. Edmonde Byrley, clerke, of the 
diocese of Bath and Wells. My body to be buried in the 
parisshe church of Clevedon. To the cathedrall churche of 
Wellys 1 2d. To every of the 4 lightes founded within the 
church of Clevedon lOd. To every of my godchildern i2d. 
To Elisabeth my servant 6s. Sd. in money. To every order 
of Freres within the towne of Bristowe 2s. 6d. To Robert 
Scryvener 6s. Sd. To Elisabeth Estefelde my suster an 
annuytie of 26s. 8d. yerely to be paid by my executour at the 
fest of Cristmas unto the summe of 10/1. fully and holy be 
content and paide yf the saide Isabell lyve so longe. And if it 
hapen the said Isabell to decesse oute of this mortall worlde 
afore the said 10/1. be fully content and paid that then I will 
that the residue of the said money not paide be disposed in 
goode werks for the helthe of my soule by the discrecon of myn 
executour. The residue of my goods and catalls moveable and 
unmoveable in this my testament not bequethed aftre that my 
detts and funerall expenses be deducte and paid I geve and 
bequeth unto my cosyn Jamys Coplande to have to his propre 
use and profitt forever. The whiche Jamys I make my soole 
executour of this my testament with the oversight of Richard 
Childe and John Bene to whom I bequeth for their labour to 
either of them 3*. 4*/. These beyng witnesse Sir Richard Mor 
my gostly fader, Richard Childe, John Bene and other. Yeven 
the day, moneth and yere abovewretyn. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 6th, 1 509. 



1508. WILLIAM SPEKTNTON. 

[23 Bennett.] 

March 8th, 1508. William Spekynton, bachelor in either 

law, vicar 1 of the parish church of Dultyng, priest My body to 

be buried in the chancel of the parish church of Dultyng 

or where I happen to die. Cathedral church of Wells 20d. 

1 i486, Feb. 13, W. S., LL.B., inst. to Doulting, which he held till his death. 
Somerset Incumbents > 80. 



i28 £omer*et WMU. 



Cathedral church of Sarum $d. I have delivered for my funeral 
expenses during my lifetime whilst sound in mind and memory 
leaving it to the discretion of my executor. The rest of my 
goods I bequeath for the health of my soul and for the souls of 
my parents and benefactors and of all the faithful dead according 
to the discretion of my executor. I make Sir John Hardiberd, 
chaplain of St. John Glaston, my executor. And the Reverend 
Father in Christ and lord, Lord William 1 by divine permission 
Archbishop of Canterbury, my overseer. To the said Sir John 
Hardiberd I bequeath one standing goblet with cover partly 
gilt. To the said Reverend Father one silver chalice with 
paten entirely gilt, one paxbred entirely gilt and enamelled, 
and two silver cruets partly gilt. 

Witnesses : Sir John Bradon vicar choral of the parish 
church of Dultyng and Sir John Golafre chaplain of the 
fraternity there. I have placed my seal. 

Proved November 29th, 1 509. 



1509. JOHN BUTSTON. 

[24 Bennett.] 

April } 2th, 1509. John Butston of Mynhed. My body to 
holy grave. The church of Mynhed a salt of silver. The store 
of B.M. in the said church one girdle of silver. Sir Peter 
Trotth 10s. Sir John Stably 20s. The lights of the said 
church to each light 4*/. Joan daughter of Richard Zevere 
six silver spoons and one silver girdle and a brass pot. Margare 
my daughter the second best silver cup, another cup called a 
maser, and six silver spoons. Richard Yevere one-half of my 
debts which appear in my book. Half the ship which is called 
" Puppis " to a priest to celebrate for one year for me and my 
friends. 

Residue : Margaret my wife (executrix). 

Overseers and witnesses : Sir Peter Trotth, John Watts, 
Robert Doble, John Doble, Thomas Butston, Richard Yevere. 

Proved January 18th, 1509. 



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1509. JOHN HARMAN. 

[20 Bennett.] 

May 10th, 1509. John Harman. My body to be buried in 
the burying place of the parishioners of Brewton wherever it 
shall please God. To the cathedral church of Wells $d. To 
the image of St. Mary in the nave of the priory church of 
Brewton I2d. To the fraternity of B.M. in the parish chapel of 
Brewton 12s. To the work of the church of Pridy 2od. To 
the work of the said new chapel of St Mary of Brewton 3s. $d. 
To the work of the parish church of Brewton 1 2d. Richard 
Boegy, Sir Richard Vowell, John Lowcocke, John Taylor, to 
each of them one sheep or 2od. that they may bear witness to 
the said bequests. 

Residue : Agnes my daughter that she with her husband 
may dispose part of it for the welfare of my soul and part of it 
for their own use. 

In witness I have placed my seal. 

Proved October 22nd, 1 509. 



1509. ALICE TRAPP ALS. ADAM. 
[21 Bennett.] 
June 24th, 1509. Alice Trap late the wif of John Adam 
of the parisshe of Seynt Cuthbertts of Wellys. My body to 
be buried in the chapel of Jtiu in the parisshe churche afore 
rehersed. To the moder church of Seynt Andrewe \2d. To 
the high aulter of Seynt Cuthbertts $s. 4^ To the reparacon 
of the said church 2s. To every aulter of the same church \2d. 
and to my confessor 2s. I bequeth and geve to Walter Serger 
and Mawde his wif and to any of their childern aftir their best 
discrecion the residewe of the yeres of the tenement that I dwell 
yn now. To an honest preest to syng for my soule, my 
housebonds late John Adam, and all cristen 16 mrc for 2 yeres 
service, the first yere to syng at the aulter of Ihu in the church 
aforesaid, the secunde yere to syng in the same church at the 
aulter of Seynt John Baptist so that he attend the service ther 
daiely accustomed. Also I will and charge streightley Walter 
Serger that after my departyng that Ede Stadam have every 

s 



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weke 4*/. paid of the londs and tenements that my son Richard 
Adam shalhave and other necessary things as hosen, shoes, 
lynnen and woollen according as a poore woman. Also I geve 
and bequeth my tenement of Chedder to the Almeshouse of 
Wells aftir this forme to be used. First for myn obite to the 
preests of the same house 6d, and to 4 chauntry preests of 
Seynt Cuthbertts to be at my dirige and masse, to every of 
theym 4*/., and to every man or woman of that same house 
beyng att dirige and masse id. And the residue to the 
advantage and moost profitt to the house. Also to my son RTc 
Adam 10//. of goods and lawfull money of Englond. The 
residue of all my goods not bequethed I geve and bequeth to 
Walter Serger whom I ordeyn and make my faithfull executor 
chargeyng hym in speciall to order and gyde myn housebond 
Nicholas Trap as a man aftir his worship and degree, the daies 
of his life and to doo for hym at his departyng lyke a man of 
his behavo r , and [I make] Sir Richard Pomerey oversear of the 
same. 

Witnesses to the premisses, Sir Robert Carter, Sir William 
Milner, John Smyth and Willm Bultynge. 

Proved at Lambeth, November ioth, 1509. 



1509. THOMAS ELYS. 

[20 Bennett.] 
July 1 2th, 1509. Thomas Elys. My body to be buried in the 
parish church of All Saints of Este Pennard. To the lights of 
the said church 3*. To the said church one cow. The fabric of 
the church of Wells I2d. Robert Nobill my best gown. 
William Philippys another gown. Rose and Elienor daughters of 
my son William one pasture called " Curtysclosse. ,, To the 
termes of the yeres more pleynly coteyned in my dede to the 
contentacon of eighty yeres till the term aforesaid be expired. 
And if the oon dye within the said time that then the other to 
have an occupy the grounde during the said yeres. And if they 
deye both within the said time that then I will that the saide 
grounde shall remayn to the profitt of Alhalows of Estepennard 
till the time of eighty yeres be expired. To the said Roose and 
Elienor sixty sheep, also I will that all my household within my 



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doorys after my dethe with my two wenys and all manner of 
ploughgayer shall remayn to the said Roose and Elienor to be 
departed equally by twixt theym bothe. To the said Roose and 
Elienor five marcs in money to be recovered of my detts. To 
the said Rose and Elienor 6 hede of yong bestes which bests 
restith within the said grownde of " Courtisclosse." 

Residue : Sir John Lucas, Richard Hyllard, and John Pytt 
(executors). 

Witness : Sir Walter Redyng. 

Proved October 22nd, 1509. 



1509. JOHN COUNTS. 

[38 Bennett.] 

July 15th, 1509. John Cornys. My body to buried where 
it pleases God. The light of Holy Cross in the parish church 
of Dunster 12*/. Light of B.M. \2d. Light of St. George 
I2d. Light of the dead \2d. The prior of Dunster for tithes 
forgotten 2s. 

To each of my two sons £14. 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Proved February 27th, 15 10. 



1509. WALTER MANNE. 

[i JANKYN.] 

August 1 2th, 1509. Walter Manne of Bridgewater. To be 
buried in the churchyard of B.M.V. of Bridgewater. Cathedral 
church bf Wells 4*/. To Joan, Isabel, Alice, and Matilda my 
daughters (each) £6 1 3s. 4*/. To Julian my wife all my burgages, 
rents, lands and tenements, which I have within the town of 
Bridgewater or elsewhere in the county of Somerset. 

Residue : Julian my wif (executor). 

Overseers : Robert Mychell, Thomas Howper. 

Witnesses : John Otrye, John Reed chaplain. 

Proved February 12th, 1528. 



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1509. THOMAS AUSTELL. 

[8 Holder.] 
August 24th, 1509, 1 Hen. VIII. Thomas Austell. My 
body to be buried in the cathedral church of St. Peter of the city 
of Exeter next the tomb of Master Thomas Kyrckby once 
treasurer there. To the chest " de Cantariis non celebratis" 40s. 
To the fabric of the chest 20s. To the common chest 40s. To 
the parish church of Tayngton Regis to pray for my soul 6s. 
To the parish church of Cheryton Fytyzpayn to pray for me as 
in the parish of Tayngton if they will, £10, according to 
the rate of the money, if not, 4.0s. To the parish church of 
Nympton Episcopi to pray for me after the manner of the 
church of Tayngton and according to the rate of the money 
£6 1 3 s. 4d. To the parish church of St Probus in Cornwall 
after the same manner £20. To the Fraternity of Tayngton 
Regis 40s. To the chapel of Hyweke after the same manner 
£3 6s. Sd. To Exeter College in Oxford to pray for me 40s. 
To the Convent of Canalegh [Canonlegh] to pray for me 53J. 4d. 
To the Convent of Polleslowe 13J. 4d. To the parish church of 
Yalington to pray for me " secundum formam Tatyngton " ^20. 
To the house of St. John the Baptist in Exeter 20s. To the house 
of the Friars Preachers of Exeter 10s. To the house of the 
Friars Minors 6s. $d. To the Convent of Cowyk 6s. Sd. To the 
Fraternity of the parish church of Ede 40s. on this condition 
that they keep my obit after my death for 20 years and after 
this manner, viz., with two priests and they shall have 8d., the 
clerk to have 2d., the wardens {iconii 1 ) to offer for my soul at 
the Mass \d. y and the bell-ringers id. To the hospital of St. 
Mary Magdalene at Exeter $s. 4d. To the Fraternity of 
Dunchedyocke 6s. Sd. To the church of Combton Martyn in 
Somerset my manual and 6s. 8d. To the cathedral church of 
Wells to keep my obit for 20 years £20. To the cathedral 
church of Exeter all my belongings, with which to expend 
13J. 4d. on my obit yearly from the year after my death, and if 
the officiator be a canon he shall have double. To the parish 
church of Dalyshewake [Dowlish-Wake] for my obit in the 
same manner as at Ede 40s. and one pair of vestments. To the 

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vicars of Wells to pray for me after what manner they please 
^20. To the convent of vicars of the cathedral of Exeter 40s. 
To Master Russewell to be paid to him every term at Oxford 
for three years $s. To the venerable man Master John Veyse 
Precentor of the cathedral church qf Exeter my book of twenty- 
four chronicles (xxiv cronicorum) on the condition that after his 
death it be disposed to another venerable man a canon of the 
same cathedral, that it may please them to pray for the soul of 
Master Patrick Holyborton. To Em mote my sister my best 
gown with my best ring, six spoons with " liberdys hedes " three 
cups, bolles, and one cover with my arms "in capite ,, one silver 
basin and ewer and £6 13s. 4*/., and after her death I will that 
Thomas her son have all the said plate. And if he die with- 
out heirs it shall be divided among his sisters and if they 
die it shall remain to the right heirs of Michael Kelly. To 
Elinor my sister's daughter £6 13J. 4*/. To Joan my sister's 
daughter >£io. To Edmund Sentlaw my second best gown, a 
silver cup with the cover, and a silver basin with ewer on 
condition that after his death they remain to Thomas my god- 
son (filiold). To the daughter of the said Edmund to her 
marriage £6 13J. 4^., if she wish to marry with my advice, 
otherwise nothing. To Joan Bamfyld my sister's daughter ;£io. 
To William Kellegh a black gown and 4.0s. To Nicholas 
Kellegh the same. To the four wardens (custodtbus) a black 
gown each. To the shoemaker, tailor, barber, laundress and to 
John Merdon, to each of them a black gown and \2d. To the 
wife of William Panter a black gown and another gown and 
three gobletts "de Morshyll" with the covers and 40J. To 
Master John Beckam canon of Wells a silver cup. To John 
Kelly clerk at Oxford $s. a year for five years. To Michael 
Kelly a gilt cup, a feather bed complete, a black gown and 
£$. To his wife a pair of beads of white amber, and to his son 
and heir a black gown, a gilt spoon with my arms, and 3 gobletts 
with the covers. To every rector and parish priest in Exeter 
\2d. To the house and convent of S. Nicholas of Exeter to 
pray for me 1 3 s. $d. To the repair of the bridge of Tong next 
Nuton Busshell 20s. To Sir R. Pomar vycar of Wellys a payer 
of bedys of whyte evory greate of v sett. To Sir Veyzey 6s. &d. 
with a velvet powche. To Syr Thomas West 6s. Sd. Tp 



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Maistres Myll my boke of prayers with a ryng of golde with a 
stone and my tabelett that I use to wher aboute my necke. To 
Jenett West 20s. Yf ther be not so meyny gobletts of that sorte 
as I have bequethed, then I wyll the valewe. The greate coberd 
in the greate chamber is Master Patryks to whom I was executor, 
hys boke canne showe how hit stondyth be twene hym and me 
and lykewise doyth my boke and testament what is done and 
what remayneth. To Water Kelly a blake gowne, a fetherbed, 
a bolster and 6s. 8d. To hys dough ters mariage 1 3s. ^d. To 
Olyver of Stabyll a golde ryng without a stone. To my 
launder at Welles 2od. To Cornych wyff 2s. To my Lorde of 
Glastynberry a payer of beedys of x stonys sylver and gilt that 
was Byshop Lacy's. To Syr John a fetherbed with a bolster. The 
residue to Master John Veyzy, Master R. Norton, Master John 
Becham and John Chauntrell my executors to specially dispose 
my goodes for the exhibition of poor scholars at Oxford, and to 
each of them I bequeath 1 oar. and a jewel to the value of 40?. To 
Master Speke knight my supervisor a cup silver and gilt and 40s. 
Proved at Lambeth (no date). 



1509. WALTER CROSSMAN. 

[20 Bennett.] 

September 29th, 1 509. Walter Crossman. My body to be 
buried in the church of Blakedon [Blagdon] Fabric of mother 
church of Wells I2d. Church of Blakdon 28 lb. of wax. John 
my son, a cup with a cover of silver. Convent of Wytham a 
toon of wyn. John my son that tenement which is called 
" Ilwyke and Benley." Thomas my son that tenement which is 
called " Lachehouse." 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Supervisors : William Wosley and Thomas Breuke, and each 
to have 20s. 

Proved October 22nd, 1509. 



1509. RICHARD PHILIPS. 

[22 Bennett.] 
October 13th, 1509. Richard Philippys of Brewton. My 
body to be bqried within the parish church of Prewton. Fabric 



$ane Soforfjer. 135 



of mother church of Wells \2d. For the repair of the parish 
church of Bruton 40^/. Fraternity of B.M. in the same church 
6s. id. Fraternity of the B.M. of Lymm Regis 6s. Sd. Alice 
and Anne my daughters ^20 in equal portions. 

Residue : Alice my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : Richard Pyne, merchant of Lym Regis, and 
Robert Rotheram, chaplain. 

Witnesses : Robert Rotheram chaplain, John Bleke chaplain, 
John Bishoppe chaplain, Roger Stere, tanner (frunitore). 

Proved November 10th, 1509. 



1509. THOMAS CHAPMAN. 

[25 Bennett.] 

October 15th, 1509. Thomas Chapman parishioner of 
Compton Marten. My body to be buried in the churchyard of 
St Michael the Archangel of Compton Marten. Fabric of 
cathedral church of Wells \2d. Church of St. Michael of 
Compton 2 j., and two torches price 10s. Church of St. Bar- 
tholomew of Obley \2d. Church of B.M. of West Harptre \2d. 
Church of St. Nicholas of Stoke \2d. 

Residue: John Chapman my son and Thomas Brokewell 
(executors). 

Witnesses: Sir John Steregge, Thomas Webbe, Richard 
Belhouse. I have placed my seal. 

Proved February 8th, 1509. 



1509. JANE BOWCHER. 

[7 Fetiplace.] 
October 25th, 1509. Dame Jane Bowcher of Colley of 
the parisshe of Esthartre. My body to be buryed in the 
churche of Esthartre. To the moder churche of Seynt Andrewe 
in the towne of Wells \2d. To the church of Estherptre 6s. 8d 
and my proffessed ryng and my weddyng ryng and 5 s. in money 
to maynteigne the light before Oure Lady and Seynt Kateryn. 
To the parisshe church of Alhalowen of Henton 5^. To Dave 
Richard my son of the Charterhouse 20s. To the four orders of 
freers of Bristow 26s. 8d. To my gostly fader Sir John 



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Carnecke 6s. Sd. To every godchilde 4*/. The residue of all 
my goods afore not bequeathed to my two sonnes Thomas and 
William to be departed betwene theym bothe as nyghe as their 
conscience will geve them, the oon half to Thomas and the 
other half to William and I charge everyche of theym bothe 
with his parte to dispose and doo for my soule welthe and for 
theirs as well as they can or may devise and I ordeyne them 
myn executors the yere and day abovesaid. 
Proved at Lambeth, May 7th, 15 12. 

1509. THOMAS MARTYN. 

[30 Bennett.] 

October 27th, 1509. Thomas Martyn parson of the 
churche of Norton [Fitzwarren]. My body to holy erthe to be 
buried in the chapell of Our Lady of Pylton [Devon] in the 
south part nyghe the walle under the pardon and the 
indulgence there. To oon honest preest to syng for me oon 
yere, 6li. 13J. \d. Unto the poore people of Seynt Margaret of 
Pylton aforesaid, 6s. Sd. To the Causey of Pylton aforesaid, 
6s. Sd. To the pore people dwelling in the Almeslane of 
Barnstaple 6s. Sd. To the payntyng of oon pagyont in the 
Roode Lofte in the churche of Pylton aforesaid, 26s. Sd. The 
residewe of all my goodes beyng in Norton foreseid, except 6li. 
to me reserved and to my supervisors before not bequethed, I 
geve and bequeth to the churche of Norton forsaid and I make 
the wardeyns of the saide churche there myn executors. And 
that they ordeyne and dispose, except before except, all the 
saide goodes for the welthe of my soule and to the behoffe and 
profitt of the said churche as they seme moost best. Also I 
ordeyne and constitute John Goddyslave and John Lymbre my 
trusty supervisors. And that they ordeyne and dispose all 
suche goodes as I have here in Pylton and Barnstaple forseid 
for the welthe of my soule and all cristen soules as they shall 
answere before the face of God at the day of Judgement, per me 
Johem Beamont Priore Beate Marie de Pylton ; Vale. 

Proved at Lambeth, August 20th, 1 5 10. 

[1502, Jan. 18, Thomas Martin, instituted Rector of Norton Fitzwarren, 
Somerset Incumbents, 409. 

1509, Feb. 8, Tho. Prowes, per mort. T. M.] 



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1509. JOHN PERYN. 

[24 Bennett.] 

November 6th, 1 509. John Peryn of Wellyngton B. and W. 
diocese in the presence of Sir Adam Lewys my curate, Thomas 
Barkcorne, Richard Edwards provost of the town aforesaid, 
William Sapcott, William Coldwyll with others of my 
neighbours then present. My body to be buried in the parish 
church of Wellyngton. To the high altar of the same church 
\2d. To the high cross my best gown. To the fabric of the 
cathedral church of Wells /\d. To Sir Adam Lewys my curate 
is. 4d. t to pray for my. soul and for the souls of my parents and 
benefactors. To the building of the new tower of Buckland 
3j. 4*/. To the fabric of the new tower of the parish church of 
Longford 3J. 4J. To each of my sons if they live and come to 
lawful age £6 13s. 4*/., and I will that if any of them die before 
mature and perfect age, or if by chance all die before they come 
to the years of discretion that then my executrix shall spend all 
the said sum of money in having masses celebrated and in other 
pious uses. 

Residue : Katerine my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : Sir Adam Lewys, John Cade, and John Bisshop. 

Proved January 18th, 1509. 



1509. ALISON TOGWELL. 

[27 Bennett.] 

November 13th, 1509. Alson Togwell, wydow of the 
towne of Tawnton, etc. My body to be buried within the 
church of the Priory in west end beside the body of my 
husbond. To the cathedral church of Seynt Andrew of Wells 
4*/. To my Lord the Pryor for dewties forgoten in tyme past, 
10s. To Mag. Bery > vicar of Mawdleyns 20s. to pray for me. 
To Margaret Bense my doughter 40//. in money or money 
worth lawful I stuff of this condicion that she nor hir husband 
shall not intromytte nothing with my testament. I will that 
Margaret Bense have the hedyng of Long Mede. To John 
Togwell his ij sonnes Thomas and Alexander betwene theym 
bothe a pype of Wode and a packe of clothe, wareclothes, I will 
that Thomas Togwell have the eldyng of an aker and a quarter 



138 $onurdrt WlilU. 



of grownde at Hurtylldyche. I will that William Walber have 
the barne at Poole- Wall with all the ground longyng to and the 
orchard so that he fynd yercly for me an obite to pray for me 
and my frends. I will that he have a pype of Wode. 
I will that he have vj silver sponys. I will that Mawde, 
hir ij doughters every of theym a harneysed girdell 
also every of theym a peyre of bedes, halfe a sawter a 
pece. I will Robert Walber have halfe a packe of clothe 
tawnton. I will Alexander Bense have ij peces of Dowles and 
ij peces of Lokeram. I will Alice Bense have a pece 1 of bedys 
of corell and a gyrdill harneysed with silver and gilt I will 
that if any of all thies childern departe and dye before they be 
of lawfull age, then the goodes to remayn and to be geven to 
hym or hir that ly veth longist of theym. To the newe warke of 
Mawdlyns 40?. To the reparacion of the high wey in Estryge, 
6s. Sd. To the highe crosse service and the sepulker every of 
theym 40*/. To Oure Lady of Wyllyscomb a gerdyll of moiry 2 
harnesched with silver. To the vycar of Wyliscombe 10 yerds 
of cloth to make hym a surplys, of lod. a yerd. To the 
parisshe of Thorn a basyn of latyn. To every of my god- 
childern 4*/. To Agnes Mylward my servant 40s. To John 
Body 20s. t and to every of theym a new crocke. To John 
Pownd half a packe of cloth. I will that Richard and every of 
theym [have] a pece of ware cloth. To Esabell Togwell a pece 
of Dowles. I will Sir Thomas Harvy have a goblett of silver. 
To every of my brethern childern a peyre of shetes. To Sir 
John Raybon 6s. Sd. To Sir Thomas Harvy 6s. Sd. To every 
prest of Mawdelyne beyng at my dirige and masse 2od. I vvill 
there be a chapell bield under Seynt George in thonor of hym 
byeld in the best manner. I will and ordeyne John Walber and 
Mawde his wif to be my sole executours to have all my goodes 
not bequest and bestowe suche goodes as shall lyke then best 
for the welth of my soule. I will that Roger Hill constabill, 
and Mag. Bery vicary of Mawdlyn be myn overseers to see my 
will be fulfilled and every of theym to have for their labo r 10s. 
Proved at Lambeth, March 25th, 15 10. 



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2 Watered silk. 



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1509. JOHN GRYME. 

[26 Bennett.] 

November 15th, 1509. John Gryme of Freckeford in the 
parish of Dunster, my body to be buried in the churchyard of 
St. George of Dunster. Fabric of the parish church of Dunster 
£6 13^. 4//. Light of the high cross 20d. Light of the dead 
there 20*/. Fabric of the cathedral church of Wells 12*/. The 
Prior of Dunster for tithes forgotten 6s. Sd. Sir John Wykys monk 
i2d. Sir Thomas Kaynesham monk \2d. Sir John Assheley 
monk I2d. Sir John Holcomb my confessor and curate there 
at that time 6s. Sd. Joan Blake and Alice Jenkyn my god- 
daughters (each) 6s. Sd. John Keper my godson 3^. ^d. John 
Gryme son of William Gryme 6s. Sd. William Gryme son 
of William Gryme my late brother 6s. Sd. Joan Lang wife of 
Walter Lang 6s. Sd. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : Sir John Holcomb my confessor and Richard 
Holcomb. 

Witnesses: William Henley, Robert Keper, Thomas Juyner, 
William Jenkyn and many others. 

Proved February 21st, 1509. 



1509. THOMAS CLOPP. 

[27 Bennett.] 

February 1 3th, 1 509. Thomas Clopp, my body to be buried 
in the churchyard of B.M. of the parish church of Chard. Fabric 
of St. Andrew, Wells I2d. Vicar for tithes forgotten 6s. $d. 
To the store of the church 6s. Sd. To the store of St. Katerine 
6s. Sd. 

Residue : Etna my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : William Selwood and John Bakar. 

Witnesses : John Barly, John Collys and many others, and 
I, William Pimpill, parish priest, was present there. 

Proved March 25th, 1510. 



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1509. WILLIAM HILL. 

[28 Bennett.] 

March 17th, 1509. William Hill of Radyngton, my body to 
holy grave in the parish church of Radyngton. To Blessed 
Michael of Radyngton 6s. Sd. To the parish churches of 
Baunton, Cleyanger and Chipstabull 20d. (each;. 

Residue : Alice my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses: William Stalinge, Robert Waterhouse, William 
Kympe and many more. 

Proved May 2nd, 1510. 



1510. WILLIAM SMYTH. 

[3 Fetiplace.] 

April 1 2th, 1510. William Smyth, my body to be buried in 
the churchyard of the church of St. Andrew of Blackcdon, 
Fabric of mother church of Wells \2<i. Church of Blackedon. 
6s. Sd. John Plaste one cow or 6s. Sd. Joan, Elizabeth, Agnes, 
and Isabel my daughters (each) I2d. Thomas Browke 20s. 

Residue : Margaret my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : James Layson and for his labour 10s. 

Proved September 4th, 1511. 



1510. ELISABETH PITZ-JAMES. 

[28 Bennett.] 
Elisabeth Fitz-james, my body to be buried in the churche 
of Milverton. To 4 scolers, precsts, to syng for me in Oxford 
for the terme of oon hole year 13/1. 6s. 8d, that is to wetc 
5 marks, for every oon of theym. To every of my god-children 
4*/. in money. To the churche of Milverton 20s. To the church 
of Halse 3^. 4*/. To the church of Hefyld 3s. /\d. To the 
church-house of Woke an oke. To the vicar of Halse to pray for 
me is. 4d. Also, of all suche rents as is above of Clothworthy 
and of my joynture of Broton Raff and Tollonde, I bequeth 
my doughter Kateryn 13/1. 6s. Sd. To my doughter Cristian 
1 0/1. of the same aforesaid, and to my doughter Jone More, I 
bequeth 40^. Unto Elisabeth More doughter unto Jone More 



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aforesaid, a heffer. To Robert More an oxe. To Emote Browne 
aforesaid (sic) 40s. To the vicar of Milverton to syng a 
trentall for me 2s. 6d. Also I bequeth more to the said vicar 
for all tythings forgotten 6s. Sd. To Sir Patrike to pray for me 
10s. To Elisabeth Sampford 2s. and to Robert Hoo a bulloke. 
To Wittm Bruge 6s. &d. and a kowe. To the churche of 
Ymmercom 6s. &d. To the vicar of Immercom 3^. 4*/. Also 
all such things above rehersed I will that myn executors Elthred 
Fitz-james and James Fitz-james my sonnes see as farr as in 
theym ys to recover and take all suche money as is above of my 
londs in Clothworthy and my joynture in Brompton Raff and 
Tollond. And of my londs in will forborne by my son John 
Jacob and all my goods moevable or otherwise with the rents 
above aforesaid to the use of my said executors for to fulfil all 
suche things as is abovesaid. And for oversear I will that John 
Fitz-james thonger see my will to be performed and for the 
overplus of such goodes as shall remayne I bequeth hit unto my 
saide executors Elthrede Fitz-james and James Fitz-james. Made 
the 4th day of July the first yere of the reign of King Henry the 
viii anno domini 1509. Witness of this I have called to Robert 
Lawrence, John Nordon, Richard Batin, John More with 
other. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 7th, 1510. 



1510. ALICE STROUDE. 

[30 Holder.] 
May 9th, 1510. Alice Strowde. To John my son 6 oxen 
and a plough with all its apparatus and all the crops. To John 
my elder son a young horse of 3 years of age. To Thomas my 
son a young horse of 2 years one cow and a heifer. To Mary 
my maid one cow and one pot of one gallon and a pan of 5 
gallons, a pair of sheets and a green veil with flowers inserted. 
To Thomas Browne I2d. the vicar of Cannington 6s. &d. I will 
that my best pair of beads be equally divided into 3 parts, one 
part to Alice my daughter, another to Elizabeth Compton, and 
the third to Cecil Redeberde. To Alice my daughter all my 
girdles and all my bodily apparel. To John Compton one silver 
chalice with the corporal and superaltar. To Alice Strowde 



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daughter of Thomas Strowde one heifer of 2 years. William 
Flayll \d. To Alice my daughter 2 best small beds with all their 
belongings and with the hangings of my best chamber. To the 
fabric of the church of Somerton 40^. To the vicar there 6s. Sd. 
To the fraternity of the Holy Trinity there 10s. To one honest 
chaplain to celebrate for my soul and for all my friends in the 
church of St. Michael of Somerton for 1 year £5 13s. 4c/. To 
Thomas Boldoy my gelding (spadonem). To Thomas my elder 
son my exor. my silver salt. I make John Compton my 
overseer. 

Proved May 18th, 1514. 



1510. ROBERT LOTEY. 

[35 Bennett.] 

September 27th, 1510. Robert Lotey, my body to holy 
grave in the church of St. John the Baptist of Carhampton. To 
the light of B.M. 2od. The light of St. John Baptist 2od. The 
lights of the Holy Cro^s, St. Nicholas, St. Radegund, the dead, 
and St. Christopher 3^. 4*/. The lights of St. Leonard in the 
priory church of Dunster and of B.M. and St. George in the 
parish church of Dunster 6s. Sd. To Sir John Fyhilly vicar of 
Carhampton for tithes forgotten and not fully paid 6s. $d. 

Residue: Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witness : Sir John Holcombe, Thomas Codogan, John 
Welthere and many others. 

Overseers : Thomas Codogan and John Welthere. 

Proved November 26th, 1510. 



1510. THOMAS BROCKWELL. 

[3 FETI PLACE.] 

October 3rd, 1510. Thomas Brokwell, of Lutton [Lufton] 
my body to be buried in the church of Seynt Jamys of Lutton. 
To the werks of the cathedrall churche of Seynt Andrewe, I2d. 
To Our Lady chapell in the monastery of Glasynbery gs. To 
John Witcomb a gowne furrid with white lame. To John Plum- 
Jey a gowne, a doblet, a payre of hosen. To John Bate a long 
cote of ffustian. The residew of all my goodes not bequethed to 
Isabell my wif the whiche I make and ordeyn myn executrix, 



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she.to dispose all my goodes not bequethed for the welthe of my 
soule aftir hir discrecion. Also I ordeyne and make my Lord 
of Glassingbury to be myn oversear. 
Proved September 1st, 1511. 



1510. JOHN RYNGESTON. 

[3.3 Bennett. I 

John Ryngeston, my body to be buried in the Chauncell 
of Seynt Jamys of Bathe. To the moder church of Wellys, 
4*/. To Seynt Georgy's yelde, 3*. ^d. The residew of my goods 
I geve and bequeth to my broder William Ryngeston whiche I 
make my sole executor to dispose for my soule as he thinke best. 
I make my cousyn the parson of Seynt Jamys myn oversear that 
my will be fulfilled, also I geve hym 40s. to see that it be doon. 
This witnesseth Sir Water, Parson of Seynt James and Sir Jamys 
Chaunceller vicary of Suystoke, and Sir Humphrey Kauke, Sir 
Thomas Cogan and John Denmare, clerks. 

Proved October 29th, 15 10. 



1510. JOHN FITZ-JAMES. 

[34 Bennett.] 
October 30th, 15 10. John Fitz-James senior of Redlyche. 
My body to be buried in the nave of the priory church of B.M. 
of Bruton in co. Somerset in a certain arch on the south side of 
the holy water stoop there I will that on the day of my burial 
and on the day of my anniversary my executors distribute among 
the poorest people as much as they think proper. To each canon 
there being a priest I2df. and to each canon not a priest &d. if 
they are willing to be present at my exequies and mass and to 
pray for my soul. I will that my new missal and my paxbrede 
of silver be used in the chapel of Redlyche aforesaid in honour 
of Allmighty God and Mary his mother and of St. Anne and 
St. Leonard and St. Peter and all the saints in heaven. To the 
church of St. Andrew of Wells 3s. <\d. To the rector of Yerling- 
ton for tithes forgotten 3^. 4*/. To the vicar of Yevill for tithes 
forgotten $s. ^d. To the vicar of Shepton Montague for tithes 
forgotten is. 4*/. To the rector of Trent for tithes forgotten 



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3j. 4^. To the vicar of Quenecammell for tithes forgotten 3^. /^d. 
To the reverend father in Christ and my most dear brother, Lord 
Richard, Bishop of London one silver vessel partly gilt called " a 
spice plate " begging him to accept so small a thing as a memorial 
of his poor brother. To Isabel my dear wife one silver basin 
with its ewer one silver pot which she had from the legacy of 
Alice her mother, also two silver goblets partly gilt with one cover 
called " chased cupp " one silver goblet with its cover called " a 
Rose cupp/' one silver and gilt goblet with its cover called " a 
chased cup," one cup called " a goblett," silver and gilt without 
a cover lately bought at Bristoll one cup silver and gilt without 
a cover called "a goblett" and two salts silver and gilt with one 
cover and those spoons which Alice her mother gave to her and 
all " utensils for her body." To the same Isabel my best bed at 
Redlyche with all its belongings and the best cover to the same. 
To the same Isabel four beds for her servants with their matrasses 
and other belongings and her own bed with sheets, tableclothes and 
garments which she had from Alice her mother, and all the things 
which the said Isabel formerly had and bought of William Ays- 
sheley. To the said Isabel one feather bed which formerly was 
at Bristoll and also two other feather beds at Redlyche with all 
their belongings. To John my son and heir one standing cup 
silver and gilt with its cover which formerly I had of the gift of 
John Neuborogh my uncle, one cup called " a goblett," with a 
cover of silver and gilt, one cup silver and gilt " flatt and chased " 
with a cover, one standing cup silver and gilt with a cover called 
"a chased cupp," one silver cupp called "an apetrull," one 
standing silver and partly gilt cup with cover two silver and gilt 
salts with one cover one " chaffyng Dyshe " of silver two silver 
candelsticks with double "snoffer" on^ silver basin and ewer 
which I had of the gift of the said John Neuborogh and a silver 
pot. To the said John Fitz-james all my other beds at Redlyche 
except those previously bequeathed with their belongings. To 
the same John Fitz-james 20 oxen and 20 cows and all my sheep 
being at Lyde. To each of my daughters one silver cup called 
" a bolle " of which there are six cups. To John Marshall and 
Joan his wife all my beds at Glastonbury with their belongings. 
To the said Isabel my wife 10 oxen and 10 cows and all my 
sheep being at Milton Clivedon. 



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Residue to Richard Bishop of London Isabel my wife and 
John Fitz-James, my son, and I make them my executors. 

Witnesses : Thomas Fitz-James, John Walton, John Tracy, 
Elizabeth Vowell, Mary Fitz-James and others. 

Proved December 10th, 1510. 

1510. SIB THOMAS ORCHARD. 

[35 Bennett.] 

December 2nd, 1510. Sir Thomas Orchard, perpetual vicar 
of the parish church of Evercryche. My body to be buried in 
the porch of the said parish church. To Sir John Orchard my 
brother and Sir Thomas Shelingford rector of Westcamell and 
Sir William Chewe, rector of Chilton near Mudford all my sheep 
to pay Sir Robert Olyver of Pryston lately vicar of Frome a sum 
of 20 marks which I owe him. 

Residue : Sir John Orchard my brother (executor). 

Proved January 7th, 15 10. 

1510. JOHN KEY. 

[37 Bennett.] 

December 25th, 15 10. John Key, mercer of Southpetherton. 
My body to be buried in the parisshe church of Seynt 
Peter and Paul of South Petherton, there to have a preest to 
syng for my soule the space of 12 moneths. To the Roode 
Lofte 1 5 s. To the Brethren of Our Lady v marke to bye a white 
coope of sylke damaske. To my gostly fader 10s. To the 
churche of Seynt Andrew of Wellys I2</. To the Freers of II- 
chester to be praid for 3^. 4*/. To my son Thomas 20 marks. 
To my three doughters, Johane, Mary and Margett, to every of 
theym 20 nobills and if any of theym departe out of this world the 
said money to remayne to theym that overlyve. To my brother 
William Key 6s. 8d. To my two susters Agnes and Florence 
1 $s. 4*/. The residue of my goods full and hole to Agnes my 
wif whom I make myn executrice to thentent that she take upon 
hir thexecucion of this my present testament and last will. 

Witness herof : John Byrte gent, William Rollar, Water Sil- 
lyngford, I have sett to my seale. Yeven the day and yere 
abovesaid. 

Proved February 28th, 15 10. 

U 



1 46 &omer*et tRKt'll*. 



1510. JOHN ROSE. 

[38 Bennett.] 

January 24th, 15 10. John Rose of Frome Sclwode. My 
body to be buried in the church of St. John the Baptist of Frome. 
Cathedral church of Wells \2d. To the canopy of the church 
of Frome, 6s. Sd. The light of B.M. there Sd. The high cross 
of the same church ^d. The light of souls there \d. The light 
of St. Andrew there $d. The light of All Saints there ^d. To 
the church of B.M. of Bekyngton \os. and one silver girdle har- 
nessed of the value of 20s. To the Carthusian House of Henton 
1 y. 4d. To the four houses of the four orders of friars at Bristoll 
6s. Sd. (each). To ten churches round Frome 3^. ^d. each. To the 
church of St. Peter of Shefftysbury 6s. Sd. To my godchildren 
1 2d. (each). To John and Joan son and daughter of Robert 
Towker of Nuny £6 \$s. ^d. in money and goods, and if it happen 
that either of them die, then the said sum to the survivor and if 
both die, then it shall be given to a priest to celebrate for the 
health of my soul and of their souls and all my friends' souls. 
To an honest priest to be hired by my executrix to celebrate 
masses for my soul for one whole year £6. To the house of the 
B.M. of Witham of the Carthusian order 20s. and I desire that 
the prior of the said house be the overseer of this my will, if 
it please him. I make John Chik senior another overseer to 
whom for his labour 10s. Residue : Cristina my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir Nicholas Ashe, Sir William Saxe, clerks, 
John Chik, senior, and Nicholas Corshey. Proved May 7th, 1 5 1 1. 



1510. JOHN JEFFREYS ALS. COCKES. 

[38 Bennett.] 

February 14th, 1510. John Jeffereys otherwise called 

John Cockys, citizen and alderman of Bathe. My body to 

be buried in the chapell of Seynt Kateryn in the Teyme. 1 To 

the moder church off Wellys $s. 4*/. To Mag vicary of Stall my 

gostly fader 6s. Sd. To Thomas Chapman my best skarlett 

gowne. To every parisshe churche in the deanery of Bathe 10s. 

of the which said money the churche shalhave 6s. Sd., the curat 

shalhave of the said churche Sd. for dirige and masse and a 

1 St. Catherine's Chapel, four miles from Bath, annexed to Batheaston. 



$of)ii Stffrep* als. Corfu*. 147 

solemprt pett [peal] to be rong at my dirige and every ryngar 
shalhave a perty and a peny for ale to make theym drynke, 
and the remayner of the said money to be distributed to the poore 
people of the said parisshe* To every parisshe church of the 
de&n£ry of Poteryn an old noble of 9^. of the vvhiche some every 
suche churche to have 6s. %d. % and every curat 8d. to say dirige 
arid masse as sone as they here of my decesse and a solempn 
peit to be rongen at dirige and every ryngar id. and a peny to 
drynke, and the rernayner of the money to be distributed to the 
poore people of the said parisshe by the vyse of the curat and 
the proctors of the said parisshe. I bequeth 20/z. unto the 
Mayre of Bathe and to the counsaill and to theyre sUccessours 
for evermore, that the said Mayre for the tyme beyng shall see 
or provide that the said money shall bye yerely certeyn greynes 
that is to say, whete, barley, benys, and malt to the socour and 
siistentacion of the people of the saide citie upon promesse that 
every rrt&ri of the citie that will have every of the said greynes 
shall putt yn poset mofty or sufficyent suerty to the Mayre 
bfeyng for the said tyme or to such officers that be assigned by 
the Mayre and the counsaill of the said citie soo that the som of 
money that is to sey of 20//* to be delivered oonys by the yere 
holly at Corpus Xri tyde at the Meyres accounts and soo to 
contynew from yere to yere while the worlde shall endure. I 
bequeth my house the whiche standeth in Chepe Strete unto the 
churche of Seynt Mary of Stall soo that the church and the 
proctors shall exoner and bere the borden off ys. by the yere 
that is to sey 6s. Sd. to the Ester tapyr and $d. to the curat of 
the said churche shall opyn arid declare unto the peopill upon 
Ester daye that they shall praye for the said John Jeffereys 
soule and for Johane and Isabell his wiffs and thoo that he 
woold have prayed for. To every preest that cometh to my 
burying 8^1 also at my moneths mynde likewise, and vi torches 
to be ordeyned to my besyries and after v of theym to be 
delivered to the parisshe churches and the yj th torche to Seynt 
Kateryns chapell. I bequethed xxli. to be dealid irl three parts, 
first at my burying, the secunde at my trigintall, the thirde at 
myn y*res mynde, and so tto be dealid, penydole to every man 
woman and child that cometh therto. I bequeth to an honest 
preest for the space of vij yeres and every yere to have 6//., the 



i48 domtrlet 99101*. 



some of the hole 42//. for the saide yeres. I bequeth and ordeyn 
that the space of vij yeres while my preest syngith for me every 
lent vi dolys of brede to be dealt and distributed amongst poore 
people to every of theym oon ferdyng the som of 6s. and the 
saide dolys to be kept in the churche of Seynt Mary of Stallys 
the hole som of 12/z. 12s. To the Pryour of Bath 20s. To his 
covent 20s. To the said Pryour a peyre of aundyronys. To 
the house of Seynt John Baptist 2s. To the Abbey of Henton 
6s. Sd. Unto the iiij orders of Freers of Bristowe 10s. Unto 
the churche house of Brewton a doseyn silver sponeys of the 
which the khappys be gilt the syne of strowberys and also a 
doseyn of garnyshe vesseft that is to sey a charger, xii platters, 
xii potyngers and xii sawcerys also two brygandyesse two 
brochys a mete clothe and a towell. To my cosyn John Cockye 
the value of 5//. To my cosyn Thomas Cocky s 40^. To my 
cosyn John Cokys 20s. To Jone Cokys the doughter of John 
Cokys 40s. To Nempe hir suster 20s. To John Middilton my 
prentys the valo r of 6li. 13^.4//. To Alson Rumsey my servnt 
the value of $fi. To William Smyth my prentise 20s. To 
Edmunde Smyth my godson the valo r of 40s. To Mawde my 
servnt 6s. Sd. To Jone Clerke my servnt 6s. Sd. To Margery 
Strong my servnt 6s. Sd. To Avys my servnt 6s. Sd. To 
Thomas Derby my servnt in horses and harneys 40s. To 
Isabell Schepard my servnt 3s. 4*/. I bequeth a spice plate of 
silver and gilt to the heldhall of Bath. To Ede Chapman a 
skarlett gowne. To Thomas Momford of Boxe a skarlett lyned 
gowne. To William Balle of Bath Eston a gowne. To William 
Carpynter 6s. Sd. To William Clerke masyn 3s. 4*/. To John 
Gunner otherwise called John Stayner citezen of Bath 10/i. To 
John Kent citezen of Bath lo/r". The whiche John Gunner and 
John Kent I make myn executours. To Richard Estenton vicar 
of Seynt Mary Stall 20s. To Thomas Chepman alderman of 
Bath 20s. The which Robert (sic) and Thomas I ordeyne and 
make supervisors of this my testament soo that all my will 
fulfilled and my legats payed, the residew off my goodes I putt 
to the discrecion of myn executours. In witness heroff, Sir 
Richard Estenton my gostly fader, Thomas Chepman alderman 
and Woddeward alderman of the said citie with other moo, 
Proved April nth, 151 1. 



&tr lEfcmurib dorgel, Snt. 149 

1511. HENRY SKIDMOUR. 

• [5 Fetiplace.] 
March 26th, 151 1. Henry Skidmor rector of Hardyngton. 
My body to be buried in the church of B.M.V. of Hardyngton. 
Cathedral church of Wells Sd. Residue : John Bevyn, esquire 
(executor). Proved November 18th, 1511. 

[Testator was instituted to Hardington-Mandeville, October 21st, 1472, 
Somerset Incumbents, 95.] 



1511. SIR EDMUND GORGES, KNT. 

[7 Fetiplace.] 
April 26th, 151 1. Sir Edmond Gorges knyght, Lorde of 
Wraxhall in Somersetshire. My body to be buried in the 
chauncell within the parisshe churche of All Seynts in Wraxhall 
forsaid. To the high aulter of the same church for forgoten 
tythings and offerings by me necligently doon 20s. To the 
cathedrall churche of Welles toward the reparacion of the same 
$s. 4d. To Wraxhall church there me to be had in mynde 
yerely in every quatuor temporf 1 as it is there used £3 6s. Sd. 
Over this to the same churche of Wraxhall a gowne of crymsyn 
velvett to make a peyre of vestments for the high aulter. To 
the same churche also in recompense of myn offerings behoten 
to divers places for me in my sekenesse a chalice to the valeur 
of £5 to be occupied for all halowen. I will that there be song 
and said for my soule and all cristen soules a trentallof masses 
the day of my burying and the daye of my moneths mynde. 
Furthermore that every ordre of the 4 ordres of freers at Bristoll 
syng and say also for my soule and all cristen soules a trentall 
of masses and every ordre to have for their labor 1 3s. 4*/., and 
a quarter of beyffe. To Yatton churche, Clyvdons churche, 
Kyngeston, Walton, Weston, Porteshede, Clopton, Portbury, 
Estone, Lye, and Ashtons churche to every of theym 3s. qd. 
To Barowgurney churche 3s. 4^/., and to the covent of the same 
3s. 4d. To the chapell of Burton 6s. 8d. To Backwells churche 
3s. 4d. To Chelvys church 3^. ^d. To the chapell of Naylsee 
6s. Sd. To Tykynhfn church 6s. Sd. To my son William 
Goorges the maner of Birdecombe with all thappurtenances 
1 The four Ember seasons (sec Wells Wills, p. 38). 



150 #omrtirt Willi. 



lying in Wraxhall, Naylsee, Tykynhm and Porteshed. To 
my son William Gorges the hole house and the mogge house 
with all their appurtenances in the parisshe of Tykynhfh to 
hold the said maner of Birdecombe and the holehouse and 
moggehouse to him and to his heyres in fee for ever. And if 
soo be that he dye without heyres then the said maner and the 
holehouse and moggehouse to remayne to the right heyres of 
me the said Sir Edmond Gorges. To my son John Gorges 
an annuytie of £6 13s. \d. to be paid of my son Edward and of 
my wif Jane late the w if of Sir Morgan Kydwelly, i.e. £1 6s. $d. 
of the revenues and rents of my son Edward's lands and 
£3 6s. Sd. of the revenues and rents of the lands of my wiffes 
joynter during his lif naturall yerely to be paid. To my son 
Edward Gorges a gowne of tawny velvett and a gowne of 
blake velvett, a doblett of cloth of gold a gowne of fyne blake 
with a hode, a jakett of blake velvett garded with cloth of golde. 
To my son William Gorges 2 chamlctt gownes, oon sengle and 
another furred, a jakett of blake velvett with slevys and all my 
hooses. To my son John Gorges a gowne of blake velvett 
lyned with sarsenett a jakett of velvett without slevys, a gowne 
of tawny chamlett, a gowne of tawny cloth furred with blake 
bogee, a motley cotte. To Sir Theobald Piers vicary of 
Portebury to pray for me 40s. To my Lady Jane my wif 
all such goodes which came by hir owt of Dorsetshire on this 
condicion. In primis, to pay my son John Gorges yerely 
during his lif £3 6s. Sd. of the revenues of hir joynter, to 
make my tombe at hir costes and charge drawyng to the value of 
20 mf ke ; she to pay for the chalice which ys bequethen to 
Alhalowen in recompense of myn offerings behoten for me, and 
to geve to my son Thomas Newton and to my doughter 
Margarett a certeyn of all maner of stuff of householde to 
helpe them to begynne their householde, and also to pay my 
son William Gorges yerely 40s. during his liff to fynde a 
preest syngyng in Wraxhale for my soule and all cristen 
soules the space of 4 yeres fully to be completed and also paye 
fully and holly all my detts. And she this dooyng to have 
all hir forsaid goods etc. 

Residue to Edward Gorges my son and heyre whom I 
make my executor to dispose it for th# wclth of my soule and 



OUtUtam Coufctf. iji 



all cristen soules as it besemyth hym test to doo. And 
Thomas Jubbes lerneman supervisor and oversear having for his 
labor 40s. 

Acta fuerunt hec prout scribuntur anno et die supradlct 
His testibus, Dno Thoma Gyllyngham rectore de Wraxhale, dno 
Theobaldo Piers de Portebury et aliis. 

Proved at Lambeth, April 3rd, 15 12. 



1511. WILLIAM TOUKER. 

[2 Fetiplace.] 

April 28th, 151 1. William Touker of Wyke in the 
parisshe of Milborne Poort. My body to be buried in the 
chauncell of the parisshe churche of Milborne bifore thymage of 
Seynt John the evangelist For my burying ther 6s. Sd. To 
the reparacions of the forsaid churche of Milborne Poort 6s. Sd, 
To the moder churche of Wells I2d. To the churche off 
Lymmyngton 20s. To the wardeyns that maynteyne Jtlus 
masse at Shirborne a kow or elles 8s. in money. To the churche 
of Charleton Camvile 6s. 8d. To the churche of Stowell 6s. Sd. 
To the churche of Horsyngdon 6s. Sd. To the churche of 
Poynttyngton 6s. Sd. I will that 35". 4*/. be devided amonge the 
poore people in the almeshouse of Shirborn. To William 
Warman a yoting 1 wessaile of lede and I will that myn 
executors shall fynde an honest preest to syng for my soule in 
the parisshe churche of Milborn Poort by the space of 2 hole 
yeres. The residue of all my goods not bequethed to Julyan 
my wif and to John Plompton whom I make my faithfull and 
full executors to dispose for my soule by theire discrecions 
and as they seme best. And I will that Thomas Kyng 
shalhave 20J. to be an ayder to my said executors. 

Thes witnessith, William Warman, Thomas Kyng, Reynold 
Chamerleyn and John Lacy. 

Proved July 24th, 151 1. 



1 A stone cistern used in brewing, as a mashing vat. See Barnes's Poems in 
8irztt J>iaUct (Glossary), and Wells Wills, p. 17*. 



153 Aomerlet WLttU. 



1511. JOHN WALBEB. 

[1 Fetiplace.] 

John Walber merchaunt of the towne of Taunton. My body 
to be buried within the holy sepulture of Petir and Pawle of the 
Priory. To William my son 2 pipes of woode and a pake of 
wareclothes. To Robert my son a pipe of woode and a pak of 
wareclothes. To my twoo doughters every of theym a pyppe 
of wode and a pak of wareclothes. I will that Willm my son 
have the house that William Colverwill dwellith yn. I will 
that I may have a preest, Sir Thomas Harvy, sing for me the 
space of 4 yeres aftir that he hath doon for my moder. To 
the 2 services, the sepulcre and the highe crosse, every of 
theym, 6s. 8d. To the new gilde of Our Lady, 10s. I will 
that every of my maydens servants have a pece of clothe. 
To the church of Seynt Andrew of Wellys I2d. To my 
Lord the Pryor for to make amends for suche things forgoten 
in tyme passed 10s. I will that Thomas Harvy have oon of my 
best gownes for to pray for me. To the mendyng of the high 
way callid Rede Hill 20s. I will that Robert Barber have a 
gowne-clothe. Remenant of my goods to Mawde my wife 
whom I make executrice to see my detts content and my will 
fulfilled, and to bestowe suche goodes as I have for the welth of 
my soule as it shall please hir. I will that Mag William Bery 
vicar of Mawdelyns and Roger Hill be myn oversears and every 
of theym to have for their labour 10s. and to testifye that this ys 
my last will by me the said John Walber, made May 10th, 151 1. 

Proved May 19th, 1511. 



1511. JOHN CONSTABLE. 

[5 Fetiplace.] 
May 24th, 151 1. John Constabill of Combflorey. My body 
to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of SS. Peter 
and Paul of Combflorey. The cathedral church of Wells I2d. 
To Sir John Baker rector of Combflorey for tithes forgotten 
6s. $d. To the holy water clerk there 4J. To the convent of 
the priory of Taunton to celebrate for my soul and my parents' 
souls and for all for whom I am bound to pray dr. $d. To each 
of my children 20s. if they live and come to mature age. To 



$oi>n $oote. 153 



each of my children one ewe. William Zenia [or Zevia] my 
servant 13^. 4*/. Marion Hill my servant 13J. /±d. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix! 

Overseers : Sir John Baker, rector there, and Wm. Bower of 
Fyffett. 

Witnesses : Sir John Baker, John Aysch, John Trybill, and 
John Hayse. 

Proved November 26th, 1511. 



1511. JOHN POOLE. 

[20 Fetiplace.] 

September 1st, 1511. John Poole of Westharptre in the 
countie of Somerset yeman, beyng quyk of mynde, revoke 
and repell all willes made by me before this day etc. My body 
to be buried in the parisshe churche of Westharptre in the ile of 
Saint Thomas of Cauntorbury ther. I will that every persone 
their heyres and assignes beyng seased of my lands and 
tenements in Frome, Palton, Mydsomers Norton, Shepton Malet, 
Chilcompton, Beneger, Laverton, Tymysberowe and Kynmarston 
in the said countie of Somerset shall stand and bee seased therof 
to the use of me the said John duryng my life and after my 
decease to the performance of this my last will and very intent 
hereafter folowing that is to say that immediately after my 
decesse myne executor hereafter named shall take the hole issues 
and profites of all the saide landes and tenements and therewith 
to fynde an honest prest to sing in the said isle and to pray for 
my soule and the soules of myne auncesters, kinnesmen and 
children and for all christeyne soules, yeving to the saide prest 
for his salary £6 i$s. 4*/. at 4 termes in the yere usuell, and 
with the said salary the saide prest to fynde hym syngyng 
brede, wex and wyne. Also I will that with the parcell of the 
residue of the saide issues and profites my executor shall kepe 
yerely 4 solempne obites in the saide churche and isle, that is to 
say, the Monday after the feast of the Conception of Our Lady, 
the Monday after the Purification of Our Lady, the Monday 
after the Annunciation and the Nativitie of Our Blessed Lady 
and the next day upon every of the saide 4 dayes solempne 
masses as belongith for an obit, and at every of the saide obites 

X 



154 &omu*et OUU*. 



my executor shall distribute to 5 poore men and women of 
Westharptre aforesaide beyng at the saide massis and dirige 2od. 
in maner and forme folowing, that is, $d. at the first obite in the 
honor of the Blissid Trinitie and the second obite $d. in honor 
of the 5 wounds of Jhu Crist, at the third obite $d. in the honor 
of the 5 joyes of Our Blessed Lady and at the fourth and last 
obite 5</. in the honor of Saint Savior. Also I will that my 
executor with parcell of my goods let byld at Westharptre 
aforesaide an honest house with a gardeyn grownde lying to the 
same for the said prest to dwelle in, wher my said executor shall 
think best and most convenient. Also I will with the residue of 
the issues of my saide landes my executor shall sufficiently 
repayre the saide house and to fynde almaner of ornaments 
necessary for the preest to syng in the saide isle. And I will 
all these premisses to bee doon in the saide isle in maner and 
forme as ys afore rehersid to tyme my saide executor with my 
goodes have purchased a licence of the Kynges grace his heires 
or successors to founde a chauntry at Westharptre, and with a 
licence to mortayse the saide landes and tenements in to the saide 
chauntrye preest and his successours, the saide ordinances suretie 
and other the circumstances of the same to be made and doon 
as shall be advysed by John Fitzjames, Robert Bowryng and 
Gregory Morgane or by suche others as the saide Gregory 
Morgane shall call to the same, if the saide John Fitzjames, 
Robert Bowryng bee not then overlyve, whiche licence and 
amortisement I will my executor doo performe as moche as in 
hym ys in as goodly haste and convenient tyme as resonably it 
may bee doone, as he will aunswer afore God at the dredefull 
day of Jugement. Also I will that all persones and their heyres 
whiche bee seased of the maner of Randelstone and of all my 
lands and tenements in Randelston within the countie of 
Dorset stond and bee seased therof to thuse of me John 
Pole for terme of my life, and after my decesse to thuse of 
Gregory Morgane and Isabell his wife doughter of me the 
said John Poole for terme of their lives, and after their decesse 
to the use of the heires of the saide Gregory and Isabell, and 
for defawte of suche issue to thuse of the right heires of 
me the said John Poole, and state therof to be made according 
if the said Gregory will thereunto agree. To the mother 



nSflltam ftotmuon, Uaq. 155 



churche of Seynt Andrewes in Welles 20s. To the gray freyrs, 
blak freris, Austeyn freres and white freres of Bristovve to 
everiche of their houses 10s. to pray for my soule and to the 
gray freres of Brigvvater of my rentes there 40s. To six prestes, 
that is, the persone of Obley, Sir John Compton, maister vicar 
of Westharptre, the vicar of Estharptre, the persone of Lytton 
and to Sir Henry, to every of theym 6s. Sd. to kepe myne obite 
by the hole monethe. To the prior of Charterhouse Henton 
^20 that he oweth me. To maister John Fitz-james a cuppe 
of sylver gylte beyng in the custody of Richard Roynon of 
Chapton. To the vicar of Westharptre c wethers of the Est 
flok. To thuse of the churche of Westharptre c wethers of 
the same flok to be sette and lette to certayne persones as 
canne be thought best by the said John Fitz-james Gregory 
and Robert for the advantage of the saide churche. To 
William Stabyn in catalles and money the value of £5. To 
Thomas Arnoll's wife of Chuton 40s. To every of my god- 
children 6s. Sd. To John Smyth 5 marcs, a bed complete and 
40 ewes. To William Tyler my servant 40s. To Agnes 
Brother 10 marcs. To John Myrkhill 5 marcs. To John Poole 
of London my fox furred gowne and a cote, a dublet and 6s. Sd 
in money. To John Clerk a gowne, a cuppe of sylver. I wil 
that myne executor cause 400 of masses to be songen and sayde 
for the wele of my soule. The residue to Gregory Morgane 
whom I make my sole executor to dispose as hym shall think 
best and I make supervisors my very good Lord Richard Abbot 
of Glastenbury and maister John Heron the king's receyvor ; and 
to take that labor to assiste my saide executor I geve to the saide 
Abbot £10 and a gold ryng and to the said John Heron ;£io. 

Witnesses : Sir John Jeffreyes persone of Ubley, Sir John 
Sterrygge vicar of Westharptre my curate and goostly father, 
Thomas Webbe, Robert Whyting, John Batell and William 
Tyler. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 16th, 1512. 

1511. WILLIAM ROYNYON, ESQ. 

[8 FETI PLACE.] 

October 8th, 151 1. William Roynyon esquyer. My body to 
be buried in the parrishe churche of Seynt Mighcll of Compton 



156 &omertftt JfcBrtt*. 

Martyn. To the moder church of S. Andrew of Welles 3s. 4*/. 
To my parisshe churche of Compton 20s. To the parisshe 
church of Axebrigge 6s. 8d. To the churche of Westharpetre 
12*/. To the churche of Uble 12*/. To the church of Chewstoke 
12*/. To the church of Nempnet 12*/. To Sir John my curat 
6s. 8d. To Thomas Roynyon son of Nicholas Roynyon now 
beyng myn heyre my great counterborde of spruce, my great 
brasse potte, my great furneysse of brasse. To Edmond 
Roynyon my son a fetherbed whiche lyeth under the yate. To 
Thomas Roynyon my son 2 kyne. To Agnes my doughter 
2 heyffers. To Margaret my wif 3 salts of silver whereof the 
oon of theym is gilte and the other 2 parcell gilte with oon 
cover, 2 standing cuppes of silver with a couercle parcell gilte, 
a standing nutte of silver and gilt with a coveryng, a flat pece 
of silver, 10 sponys of silver, 3 of the best fetherbedes with their 
appurtenances as, coverleddes, testors, hangyngs and curteyns 
complete, 2 of my best furred gownes, 9 quysshons whereof 3 of 
theym ben carpetts quysshons a carpett and 2 bankers, 6 
pillowes, 6 peyre of shetes, 3 table-cloths wherof oon is of 
diaper, 4 towells wherof 2 ben of diaper, a doseyn of napkyns 
wherof 6 be of diaper, 4 of my gretyste coffers, 2 other coffers, 
2 basyns, 2 ewers of laten, a chafing-disshe, 6 of the best candil- 
stickes, a hole garnysshe of pewter vessell of the best, 6 eryd 
disshes of pewter, 5 of my best brasse pottes, 2 chaffers of brasse, 
4 pannes of brasse, a cawdron, 2 ketylls to brewe yn of brasse, a 
possenett, a skelet, 2 peyre of the best aundyrens, 2 trevetts, 
4 brewyng vatts with 6 tendryfts, 2 payles, 6 standards, a spruce 
table in the halle, a cupbord in the parlor, 2 cheyers, 3 joyned 
formes, 3 other formes of the best, 3 broches, a peyre of rakks of 
yron, 2 peyre of coterells, 4 pewter potts of the best, my beste 
weyne with all thappurtenances, 4 of the best oxen, 6 of the best 
kyne, halt hundreth of my best new shepe, a white gylding, a bore, 
a sowe with 2 hoggesters, a quarter of whete, 2 quarters of malte, 
a peyre of brigandyers with salett, splynts, mayles, bowe and 
arrowes, etc. To John Roynyon son of Edmond Roynyon a 
heyffer. To Briget doughter of the said Edmond an heyffer. 
To John Wyse thelder a stere. To John Wyse the yonger a stere. 
To Elizabeth Wyse a heyffer. The residue to Thomas Roynyon 
myn heyre abovenamed whom I make my executor soo that he 



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doo sell all the said goodes and catalls and to dispose the money 
therof for the well of my soule and for my burying and moneths 
mynde by the oversight of Humfray Hervy and William Strowde 
gents whom I make myn oversears and I will that everyche of 
my overseers shall have 20 s. 

Witnesses : Sir John Maryner parisshe preest, William 
Strowde and John Aysshe gentes, Richard Saunder. John 
Panes, John Mylleward thelder, Robert Radford, John Plommer 
bailly of Compton and John Wylles with other diverse. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 8th, 15 12. 

1511. HENRY ~BOWYER ALS. LAWRENCE. 

[25 FETI PLACE.] 

December 20th, 1511. Harry Lawrens of Taunton other- 
wyse named Bowiar my bodye to be buryede in the Pryory 
churche or churcheyarde of Taunton. To my Lorde Pryor for 
my tithes forgotyn 6s. $d. To the cathedrall churche of Wellis 
I2rfl To Master William Bury vicar to pray for me and myn 
3s. 4^1 To Thomas Clerke 20^/. To the makyng of the churche 
of Mary Mawdelyn 6s. Sd. To the sepulcre service and the high 
crosse there 6s. $d. To Nicholas my son 20 marks. To Robert 
my sonne all my londis after the descease of his moder. To 
Agnes my doughter ^10. Moreover I will that the sepulcre 
service have my medowe of Fre holde lying in Blakemore for 
evermore after the discease of Agoes my wyf, holding my obite 
yerely therefor for mc, my wyf, our father's and moder's, our 
childerne and all cristen soules, 3s. 4*/. To the churche of 
Wilton my money and debtt that Robert Roper oweith me for 
a coop to be made of there by the discrecion of the substaunce of 
the parisshe. The residue to Agnes my wife, whom I make my 
executrix, to doo for me at her will and mynde, and oversear 
William Baly. Wytnes, Master William Bury vicar of 
Mawdelyn and Thomas Clerke. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 12th, 1512. 

1511. JOHN MEDYLL. 

[3 Fetiplace.] 
June 2nd, 1511. John Medyll, my body to be buried in the 
churchyard of the parish church of SS. Peter and Paul of 



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Schepton Malett. To the four principal lights of the said church 
8d. To the bells of the said church 8d. To the cathedral church 
of Wells \d. Master Reginald West, rector of the church of 
Schepton, for tithes forgotten 12*/. To Agnes my daughter one 
heifer and 40 sheep. To John my son 2 oxen, 30 sheep, and one 
piece of woollen cloth price 53^. 4^. 

Residue : Isabel my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : Nicholas Loxton, to whom 2od. 

Witnesses: Thomas Davy, John Clippwill, John Hardwyk, 
and others. 

Proved September 4th, 1511. 

151L THOMAS CODOGAN. 

[18 Fetiplace.] 

June 1 2th, 1511. Thomas Codogan, "va/ecfus coronet My 
body to holy grave in the church of St. George of Dunster. To 
St. Saviour (Salvator) and B.M. of Penrise my best tunic. To 
the light of the high cross 20d. To the light of the dead 2od. 
To the light of B.M. 2od. To the light of St. George 2od. 
To the Prior of Dunster for tithes forgotten 6s. $d. Sir John 
Hulcomb 3 s. /\d. William my son 10 marks. John my son 
10 marks. John my younger son £5 and one gown. Joan my 
elder daughter 10 marks. Sir George Elisworthy \os. and my 
best gown "igreyned." John Elisworthy one gown. Lewis 
Codogan one gown. Agnes* of Brodwod 10s. Thomas Juner 
one gown. 

Residue : Cristina my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir John Holcomb, Thomas Juner, and many 
others. 

Proved July 22nd, 1511. 

1511. NICHOLAS MERYPELD. 

[8 Fetiplace.] 
February 15th, 151 1. Nicholas Meryfeld of Lii [Leigh on 
Mendip]. My body to be buried within the church of St. Giles 
of Lii. To the high altar of the same church for my tithes 
forgotten \2d. Cathedral church of Wells I2d. Church 
of St. Giles of Lii 40s. Church of Donet 20*/. Church of 



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Stoke 20d. Church of Mells 40^/. Church of Kilmersdbn 2od. 
Church of Cownte 2od. 

Residue : Margery my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir James Bedfurth, Thomas Alfurd, Robert 
Meryfeld, John Neytt, and others. 

Proved May 7th, 15 12. 

1512. JOHN TYLER. 

[15 Fetiplace.] 
May 20th, 1512. John Tyler of Welles, clothemaker. My 
body to be buried in the churche of Saynt Cuthberts in Welles 
at the doore by Saincte Erasmus aulter entryng into the Trinitie 
yelde. To the churche of Sanct Andrewe in Welles \2d. To 
my curate, the vicar of Sainct Cuthberts churche, for the amends 
of my tything due to hym 20s. To a prest to syng a trentall 
2s. 6d. To have C masses for my soule the day of my departyng, 
or els assone as it may be doone conveniently, 6s. $d. To the 
monastery of Glastonburye 23^. 4*/. to be distributed among 
the brothers there, so that every preest have at the leste ^d. To 
the four ordres of freres in Bristowe ^4, to every of theym 20s. t 
to kepe a dirige and a masse for my soule sone after my 
departyng oute of this worlde and to comend my soule to their 
prayers. To my wifes sonne Sir Richard Bogy, chanon of 
Brewton, 20J., a flatte pece of silver pond 8 uncs, and 6 silver 
spones. To Sir Richard Meryfelde a gowne. ToJohn Goddeofthe 
Almeshouse a blew gowne furred. To Thomas Bowchar of the 
same house my litill blewe gowne furred. To my wevers and 
towkcrs to every man of theym ^d. To everiche of my god 
children 4*/. To every poor man woman and childe at my bury- 
ing a penny, and to all theym that cometh to my monethes mynde 
as moche to pray for my soule and all christeyne soules, amen. 
To every aulter in the churche of Sainct Cuthberts &/., and to 
every aulter in the churche of Sainct Johnes, 4^. To the 
mayntenance of the aulters in the chapell of Sanct Etheldred 
in Welles forsaid \2d. The residue to the reverend father in 
God Thomas Tynencis, chaunter of Welles forsaide, to maister 
John Welshot, mercer and burgeis of the same, to John Dodyng 
and to William Frampton burgeis ther, also to mynistre and 
dispose the saide goodes for the welthe. of my soule, and 



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specially to the performyng of a perpetuall preest to syng at the 
aulter of Sainct Kateryne within the churche of Saint Cuthbert 
for my soule and suche other that beethe contributory to the 
same bothe in lyvelod and ther goods and so to opteyne mor 
lyvelode for the contentacion of the same and by the Kinges 
licence to mortes it for ever if it may bee, as I faithefully trust in 
theym that it bee performed, or els to putte it to the contynuaunce 
of a preest at St. Erasmus aulter for certeyne yeres according to 
my will that I have with myn executors, that is to wite, My Lord 
Tynencis John Welshotte, John Dodyng, and William Frampton, 
whom I ordeyne my executours as my truste is in them. And 
every of theym to have for their labour £3 6s. $d. Witnesses : Sir 
Thomas Stroude, my gostely father, Sir John RiS, Sir William 
Mylner, William Brigger, and John Bonar. 
Proved at Lambeth, May 31st, 15 13. 



1512. WILLIAM TAVERNER. . 

[16 & 25 Fetiplace.] 

June 5 th, 1 5 12. William Taverner, my body to be buried 
in the church of St. [ ] of Buryngtqn, before the altar of 

B.M. Cathedral church of Wells 40*/. Church of Buryngton 
6s. %d. Church of Blakdowne, to make a new bell, 6s. Sd. On 
the day of my burial 20 nobles to be distributed in penny dole 
and other necessaries. For two trentals 20s. 

Residue : Henry Cavell to pray for me (executor). 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Pykstoke, curate, John Lovell, 
curate, John Shepard and William Taverner. 

Proved June 23rd, 1523. 

[This will is given twice, with no difference except that in the list of 
witnesses Tanner is given instead of Taverner.] 



1512. SIR RICHARD ESTYNTON. 

[9 Fetiplace.] 
June 22nd, 1512. Sir Richard Estynton. My body to be 
buryed in Saint Katheryn chappell before Mary Magdalene. 
To the moder church of Wellis 3s. ^d. To the moder church 
of Worsetor 3s. 4*/. To every parisshe church in Bathe a torch 
of thoo that be left at the twelmonyth mynde. To the chappell 



dtr %trf)art lEatpfttoii. 1 6 x 

of Saint Katheryn in Bathe aforesaid 20s. To the charterhouse 
of Henton 1 3s. 4*/. To all curates and priestis of Bathe that 
wil be at my dirige and masse apone the morow Sd. a man. 
And to all other 6d. a manne, and to every clerke of Bathe 4*/. 
and to all other clerkes 2d. And to every chylde that rede or 
sing in the quere at the tyme of the saide dirige id. For my 
burying to be distributed as above and in other charitatyf werks 
moste meritorious for my sowlle 10 mrfcs. For my monyth 
mynde 10 mrke, and also at my twelmonyth mynde 10 mrke. 
To Alice Sydnam my goddaughter a grene girdill harnest with 
silver and a grete panne, the which the said John and Jone hath 
in keping and a brasse pott to the valor of 3^. 4*/. To the saide 
Alice 13^. 4d. in money. To Margery Sidnam doughter to the 
saide John and Jone, my new brasyn pott and a panne which is 
[in] my kechyn and in money 13*. 4^. To John Long the 
yonger a cast gowne. To Robert Ball of Bathe one of my 
shorte medley gownys, a laten basyn, and a grete candilstick. 
To Gilis, Monke of the monastery of Bathe 6s. Sd. and a gowne 
to make hym a kirtill. To John Snede my cosyn 40s. and a 
brasyn pot of 3 galons, a basyn of latten and 2 candilstickes of 
the middil sorte. To Sir Richard Jamys my preste a long 
medley gowne and 20s. in money. To my sister Alice my best 
salt of silver with the kever. To my sister Agnes my secund 
salt of silver with the cover. To Sir Robert Olyvere parsone of 
Pristone 20s. To 4 ordres of fiyers of Bristow every howsse to 
have 2s. 6d. To the Ancresse of the blake fryers of Bristow 
3s. 4cU To John Talbot in money 6s. Sd. and a motley cote. 
To Johan Harpar 3*. 4^. To William Cornysh 3s. \d. and a 
shorte gowne. To Roger, Clerke of the parissh church of 
Stall 3s. 4d. To Marget Clerke, otherwyse called Margett 
Goldsmyth, dwelling in Breknoke in Wales 6s. Sd. To John 
Chepman my godson 3^. 4*/. To Richard Chepman my goddison 
3^. 4d. To Isabell Chepman 3s. 4d. To Johan servant to Master 
Chepman 2od. To all other my godchildren owte of Mr. 
Chapsman howsse i2d. a pece. To Thomas Baten servant to 
Mag. Wykes 3^. 4^. To the vicary of Langdon 3s. 4*/. Edith 
Chapman a girdill of murrey with gilte studdis. Another girdill 
that is fellow to my sister Agnes. To Mastres Tyler a litill gold 
ring. To Margery Leche, Katheryn Johane, Sibill Lye, Edith 

V 



1 62 £omer*tt VBUTl*. 



Perman, Agnes Tedbery and to Sir William Bradewey of Stalls to 
every of these 6 persones a spone of silver. For a prest to sing for 
me the space of thre yeres in the church of Langdon^i6. To 
Dyrnike, monke of Bathe 3s. 4^. To Dan Ryall monke of Bathe 
3^. 4d. To Dan Yourke monke of Bathe 3s. 4*/. To William Pytt 
of Bathe 3*. 4*/. To Margett Nye 3*. 4*/. Residewe to my execu- 
tors Sir John Chaunceler vicar of Sowthstokeand William Brigges, 
my brother-lawe to dispose it to the pleasure of God for the 
welth of my soule as they shall aunswer afor God. And to the 
said executors to every of them for their labor 10 marke. I make 
supervisours, John Godrige my cosyn and Thomas Chepman 
alderman of the cite of Bathe, to the whiche, John Goodrige 10 
marke and to Thomas Chepman 40?. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 15th, 15 12. 



1512. JOHN YNG. 

[9 Fetiplace.] 

June 29th, 1 5 12. John Yng of Coscombe [Croscombe] my 
body to be buried in the church of B.M. of Coscombe. The 
cathedral church of Wells I2df. The high altar of the parish 
church of Coscombe 3^. 4^. The fabric of the same church one 
pype " de le Ode " [woad], Sir Thomas Clerke 3*. 4^/., each of my 
godchildren [blank]. 

Residue: Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Overseer: Rev. Father in Christ Hugh bishop of Meath 
{Midensis) to whom I bequeath a cup called "a nut" with a 
silver cover. 

Witnesses : John Dumpayn and John Halse. 

Proved October 16th, 15 12. 



1512. JOHN DEVERILL. 

[9 Fetiplace.] 
August nth, 1 5 12. John Deverell, my body to be buried in 
the churchyard of SS. Peter and Paul of Shepton Malett. To 
the fabric of the cathedral church of Wells 4^/. To the four 
lights of the church of Shepton Malett %d. To the bells of the 
same church lid. Isabel Glover my daughter one piece of 



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cloth called " a London clothe." Thomas Strode cloth merchant 
6s. %d. whom I make overseer. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : John Catcott. senior, John Glover and John 
Taylor. 

Proved October 16th, 15 12. 



1512. THOMAS WEBB. 

[9 Fetiplace.] 

August 25th, 1 5 12. Thomas Webb of Wynford, clothyer, 
my body to be buried in the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin within 
the churchyard of the parish church of Wynforde. Cathedral 
church of Wells \d. Parish church of Wynford 3s. 4^. Chapel 
of St. Mary there where my body rests 10s. To three other 
churches viz., Stoke, Webley and Memley to each of them 2od. 
I will that my exors. find a suitable priest to celebrate in the 
chapel of St. Mary the Virgin aforesaid, where my body rests, 
for my soul, my wife's soule, and the souls of my benefactors and 
friends for the space of two years, said priest to receive for 
his salary (each year) £$ 13*. ^d. To Margaret Saunders my 
sister the best gown of my lately deceased wife. To Agnes 
Roke my wife's best kirtill with 10s. Elisabeth Clerke two pair 
of sheets not the best nor the worst but " mediocra? To John 
Elis my best gown and ioj. To John Vowlis another gown, a 
russet one. Elisabeth Vowlis one sheet. I will that my executors 
buy all necessary ornaments for a priest celebrating, viz., a chalice 
of the value and capacity of the new chalice of the fraternity of 
St. Mary aforesaid, and also one pair of vestments of the value 
of 20s. with a missal and other ornaments, so that all the said 
ornaments remain to the parish church of Wynford when the 
time shall come when my executors shall not find a priest to 
celebrate for my soul, the soul of my wife and the souls of my 
benefactors. I will that after my funeral expenses are paid all 
my goods shall be divided between my three sons equally, 
except- those which I have specially assigned, which my 
executors have to deliver to my younger son Simon. 

I will that William Saunders, Richard Yorke, John Clerke 
and John Elys have all my goods and debts owed to me to 



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dispose for the health of my soul as recited above, and I make 
them my executors (to each of them 1 35. 4*/.). 

Overseer : Sir Robert Garlond, rector of Wynforde (to him 
6s. Sd). 

Witnesses : John Vowlis and William Swayn. 

Memorandum, that I the forsaid Thomas Webb will and 
graunt that my executours devyde amongst pore people a 
whyte remenant of blanket-clothe, also all other olde blanketts 
with all other of his wering gere. Also I will that myn executors 
geve to the parisshe churche of Berington 12*/. Also I give to 
two children of John Elys a paire of shetes, and to the forsaid 
John Elys wyf my wyfe's best hoode, and to Alis Bayly her 
other hoode with a mantel. Also I forgeve to William Mononx 
;£io. Also I bequeth to every of my godchildren 8d. and to 
every of my wyff s 4*/. 

Proved October 12th, 15 12. 



1512. JOHN BARBAR. 

[9 Fetiplace.] 
September 20th, 15 12. John Barbar. My body to be 
buryed in the chappell of Merston [Magna]. To the cathedrall 
church of Wellis 12*/. To Oure Lady chappell of Merston 20s. 
To Water Jonys all maner of rayment. To John Dagill all 
maner of rayment. To the church as moche as the church owith 
to me. To John my eldist sonne 20//. To my yongist sonne 
my shepe of Corscombe. To William my sonne 6lu i^s. 4*/. 
to fynde hym to scolc. To Alice my doughter 20 marke. To 
Johan my doughter 20 marke. To Richarde my sonne all one 
yeres come, 6 oxen with a wayne, and all maner of parell therto, 
4 kyne and a mare. To Master Vicary 6s. Sd. Yf eney of my 
childern dye half theyr parte to the secunde of age upward and 
downewarde. The residewe of all my goodis not bequethed to 
Edith my wyff whom I ordeyne to be myne executrice. To 
this berith witness Richard Dyer, Alisaunder Dyer and John 
Fitz-james whom I ordeyne to be supervisours, Sir Richard 
Haker my goostly father, Richard Barber and other. Also I 
will that all suych bargeynes as John Barbar hath bought to his 
wyf, yf she mary to have none of theme but to the childern that 



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be rehersid in the dede, and to deliver all the goodis that is 
gevyn to the childern yf she maty, to John Fitz-james, Richard 
Dyer or Alisaunder Dyer. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 16th, 15 12. 



1512. JOHN BUSSHE. 

[10 Fetiplace.] 

November 12th, 15 12. John Busshe. My body to be 
buried in the church of St. Michael the Archangel, of Budcom 
[Butcombe]. Mother church of Wells \2d. To the church of 
Budcom 6s. Sd. Church of Ynggescofn [Englishcombe] 6s. Sd. 
Church of Wryngton 3-r. ^d. Chapel of Nempnete 20*/. 
Chapel of Wynforde 20*/. Chapel of Chewe 20*/. To the new 
bell of Blakdowne 6s. Sd. Henry, my son, £3 6s. Sd. 

Residue : At the will of Richard, my son, to dispose for the 
welfare of my soul : said Henry and Richard my executors. 

Witnesses : Sir Nicholas Mille, curate, Sir Thomas Pycstok, 
John Popyn, William Lantre, William Lemman. 

Proved January 27th, 15 12. 

1512. JOHN BEVYN. 

[24 Fetiplace.] 
January 18th, 1512. John Bevyn my body to be buried in 
the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, within the 
monastery of Montacute. Fabric of cathedral church of Wells 
1 2d. Parish church of Lutton 6s. Sd. Fabric of the church of 
SS. Peter and Paul of the said monastery 40s. To the monks 
who are in priests' orders (each) 2s., and all other monks (each) 
\6d. To one secular chaplain to celebrate for my soul in the 
chapel of the name of Jhesu in the said monastery and thrice 
in every week to say placebo and dirige with nine lections and 
commendation of souls, and especially at the time of Easter 
to say the same with three psalms and three lections with 
commendation of souls as above £6, and 6s. Sd. for bread, wine, 
and wax. To John Bevyn, son of Amisius Bevyn, all lands, 
tenements, reversions, rents, and services, which are in my 
possession at the time of this my will, as appears in a written 
feoffment made to Amisius Powlet, knight, and others, provided 



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that the same John Bevyn shall give to William Bevyn, his 
brother, annually, for the space of six years from now, £4 a 
year for the keeping of the said William at school until he shall 
have attained the age of twenty-four years. To Joan Bevyn, 
daughter of the said Amisius, 4 oxen, 4 cows, and 50 sheep. 
To Catherine, wife of John Cheyny, the same. To Cristina, my 
servant, 20s. Margaret, my servant, 13*. 4^/. Bernard, son of 
Amisius Bevyn, ioor. I will that Thomas Bevyn, my brother, 
receive annually for the term of his life 26s. &d. of my lands at 
Werth and 13s. 4d of my lands in Bokeland. To Agnes 
Pylton the house in which she now dwells, for the term of her 
life. Matilda Pylton 3 cows. Agnes Pylton, junior, 3 cows. 
Isabel Pylton 1 cow. Emma, wife of James of H'porte, 
2 cows. Church of Crookherne 6s. 8d. Church of Sutton 
Mountague 6s. 8d. Church of Gregorystoke 6s. 8d. Church of 
Mountague 6s. 8d. Master John Calveley 6s. 8d. 

Residue : John Bevyn, junior, executor. 

Overseers : Amisius Powlet, knight, John Ford and Edward 
Parken. 

Witnesses : Sir John Water, Prior of Montacute, Master John 
Calveley, Sir William Cheswey, clerk, Walter Lacye, William 
Browne, Richard Brytell. 

Proved November 24th, 1513. 

1513. MARGERY MERIPILD. 

[17 Fetiplace.] 

March 26th, 15 13. Margery Merifild. My body to be 
buried in the church of St. Giles the Abbot of Ligh [Leigh 
on Mendip]. Cathedral church of Wells 2s. Parish church of 
Lygh 40?., or one pair of vestments price 40s. Chapel of 
B.M.V. of Collford 3^. 4^/. I bequeath 9 marks that my 
executors shall find an honest priest to celebrate for the soul of 
my husband and for my soul for one year in the church of 
Lygh. To the Reverend Father, Lord Hugh, Bishop of Meath, 
to advise my executors, 40s. 

Residue : Robert Merifild, John Merifild, and John Bysse, 
junior (executors). 

Witnesses : Richard Trappe, John Totehill, and many others. 

Proved April 2i$t, 1513. 



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1513. THOMAS CORNISH, BISHOP. 

[18 Fetiplace.] 

March 31st, 1513. I, Thomas Cornysshe, by the grace of 
God " Tinensis Episcopus " precentor of the cathedral church of 
St. Andrew, Wells, leave my soul to Almighty God, Mary the 
most Blessed Mother of God, St. Andrew, and all the saints, 
and my body to be buried in the said cathedral church near the 
entrance door into the chapter-house near the wall, where I will, 
if it can be done, that my executors shall make my sepulchre 
with an arch of free stone, with a representation of the 
Resurrection " in urna " on the north side, or between the altars 
of the Holy Cross and St. David as may seem best to my friends. 

I bequeath to the common chest of the said cathedral church 
for necessaries concerning the same church (as suppose) in 
paying tithes, subsidies, and other payments, to wit, of the 
vicars, as need arises vj/i. xiij^. iiij</., so that the said money so 
taken out in time of necessity, and again coming by interest, 
good fortune, and profit, may be replaced in the said chest to be 
used for a like purpose. 

I bequeath to the "edification" of the high altar in the 
church of St. Cuthbert of Wells, if a new work be made there of 
images of free stone or of oak, xxj., to the hospital of St. John- 
the-Baptist in Wells xxs., to be distributed between the prior 
and convent on the day of my death and on the 30th day 
after my death so that the prior may have iijs. iiij^/. on each 
of those days and the rest, the convent shall have for my 
exequies and for wax. 

I bequeath to the Capellani of St. Cuthbert for the same days 
one mark, and v]s. viij*/. between the poor people of the 
alms-house there ; to the Annuellarii [of the cathedral] for 
the same days for exequies and masses xxs. ; to the vicars 
choral of the said church for exequies and masses to be said 
within their close xxs. ; to the canons residentiary, vicars choral, 
choristers, and other ministers of the said church, being 
present (interessentibus) at the exequies, masses, sepulture, 
and on the 30th day, that portion of money which under the 
laudable custom of the said church is wont to be distributed to 
them. 



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I will that each one of my servants shall have his wages for 
the term in which I shall die with board for a month. I will 
that my executors shall distribute on the day of my death in 
bread or money as it shall seem good to them and shall satisfy 
the wants of the poor people who shall then assemble. I 
bequeath my house which I acquired from the Dean and 
Chapter for a term of years and also the house which I built at 
my own expense to Walter Stryde, Alice, his wife, Edmund 
Tynte and Joan, his wife, for the term granted to me by the 
said Dean and Chapter by a charter signed with the capitular 
seal, at a chief yearly rent of iiijj. payable to the said Dean and 
Chapter ; and for my anniversary to be kept in the said cathedral 
church yearly during the aforesaid teim xxs., and to the sacrist 
for ringing the bell and for wax to be had of the treasurer ijs. 
annually. 

I give to the same Walter, Alice, Edmund, and Joan for the 
continuation of my anniversary and the other said burdens one 
close of pasture in Longestrenge for a rent of iiij^., with a piece 
of vacant ground in Mowntrelane, which I hold of the Prior 
of St. John at a yearly rent of Ijs. to the Dean and Chapter, 
besides iiij*/. payable to the said Prior, and if they shall be 
negligent in paying the said chief rent, then I will that the 
vicars choral shall have all the said property granted for the 
observing of my anniversary. 

I bequeath to each of my underwritten executors one goblet 
of silver and gilt with the cover and xxs. I bequeath to John 
Welshote, son of John Welshote, one bed performed (completuvi) 
and six or eight of my best books ; to Juliana Draper one whole 
bed and xls. ; to Agnes Clode one maser {inurrd) ; to John 
Hayne one maser ; to Elen, my niece, dwelling at Bristol, one 
maser ; to Margaret, my niece, dwelling at Taunton, one maser ; 
to John Welshote, son of Thomas Welshote, one bed, performed, 
and xxs. ; to Magister John Tylar and John Welshote, my 
two tenements in Chamberleyn Street, which I bought of 
William Draper with the close at the Whitecross to be disposed 
for the welfare of my soul according to my last will, and to 
found a chantry at the altar of St. Katherine in the said church 
of St. Cuthbert. I bequeath to Sir John David and Sir John 
Morys (each) unuvi habitum and to Sir William God unam (ogam* 



CJjomaa Cornufy, ttutyop. 169 

I bequeath to the church of St. Andrew of Chiew, for a new 
am bo in the choir there xxs. ; to the church of St. Andrew 
of Ipilpen xxs. ; to the church of St. Andrew of Halberton 
xxs. ; to the church of the B.M. of Wedmore xxs. ; to the 
Prioress and Sisters of Mynchynbarowe xxs. ; to my niece 
Amye, a bed and a " habit." 

I will that my executors receive the rent of The Sterre as 
long as it is paid to them, so that John Welshote shall have 
yearly xxs. 

I bequeath to Master William Canynges Fellow of Oriel 
College in Oxford {scolastico collegii regalis in Oxonid) xxvjs. 
viij*/., to the fabric of the cathedral church of Wells iij/r. vjs. viijd. 

I will that out of my goods my executors shall make full 
restitution and recompence to all who have been notoriously 
burdened and injured by me, if there are any such, which God 
forbid (quod absit\ the residue of all my goods I bequeath 
wholly to my nephew, John Welshote, Sir John Orcharde 
chaplain, and Walter Stryde, whom I make my true executors ; 
and I wish Doctor Yng by the Grace of God, Bishop of 
Meath, and Doctor Peter Caslegh to be the supervisors of 
this will, and I give to each of them xxs. for their labour, and to 
each one lending a helping hand (et cuilibet manus adiutrices 
apponenti) I grant, by the authority conferred upon me by God 
and the Church, forty days Indulgence. 

Dated ultimo die Mensis Marcii 1513. 

These being witnesses : Sir Richard Carter, and John 
Moryfs], chaplain, and others. 

Proved at Lamhith (Lambeth), July 20th, 1513. 

We give a list of interesting dates in the life of Bishop 
Cornish : — 

1455. Admitted B.A. Oxon. 

1457— May 9th. Incepted M.A. 

1459. Principal of St. Edmund's Hall. 

1459. Principal of Haberdasche Hall (and in 1461). 

1478. Junior Treasurer of Oriel College. 

1480. Senior Treasurer of Oriel College. 

1483— August 5th. Master, or Prior, of St John Baptist's Hospital, 

Wells (resigned in 1497). 
1484— June 19th. Rector of Backwell (resigned in 1485). 
i486. Probable year of bis consecration. 
1486-1513. Suffragan of Wells. 

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170 domerrfet JBStlfo. 



1487-1505. Suffragan of Exeter. 

1489 — April 13th. Rector of Axbridg". 

1489 — December 1st. Warden of the College of Ottery St. Mary 

(resigned June, 151 1). 
1492-3 — February 5th. Provost of Oriel (resigned October 26th, 1507). 
1494 — October 18th. Exchanged rectory of Axbridge for prebend of 

Cudworth. 
1 494-5 — February 28th. First mentioned as Canon-Residentiary of 

Wells. 
1495. One of the four " Auditores" of Wells Cathedral. 
1497— July 28th. Vicar of St. Cuthbert's, Wells (till his death). 
1498— December 31st. Seneschal of Wells Cathedral. 
1499— April 2 1 st. Chancellor of Wells Cathedral. 
1500— May 26th. Granted leave to build his tomb. 
1 501 — May 24th. Prebendary of Compton Dunden. 
1 502 — September 4th. Precentor of Wells (till his death). 
1502-3 — March 15th. Rector of Claverham. 
1503-4 — February 24th. Vicar of Wedmore (till his death). 
1505 — October 8th. Vicar of Chew-Magna (he had held this benefice 

before) 
1 5 13 — March 31st. Made his will. 
1513— July 3rd. Obiit. 
1 5 13 — July 20th. Will proved at Lambeth. 



1513. WILLIAM CARTER. 

[19 FETI PLACE.] 

April 15th, 1 513. William Carter, of the parish of B.M.V. 
of Corescome [Croscombe]. My body to be buried in the parish 
church of B.M.V. of Corescombe. Fabric of cathedral church 
of Wells to pray for my soul ^d. To the works of the church of 
Coriscombe to pray for my soul 6s. id. To the high altar of the 
same church \2d. 

Residue : Agnes Carter, my daughter. 

Overseers : Roger Mors and John Carter, senior, of the parish 
of Corescombe. 

Proved November 3rd, 1513. 

1513. WILLIAM HORTE. 

[14 Fetiplace.] 

April 2 1st, 1 5 13. William Horte, in the presence of Sir 

Walter Stone. My body to be buried in the parish church of 

B.M. of Yatton. The cathedral church of blessed Andrew of 

Wells a bushel of corn. High altar of the parish church of 



VBiTKam CBoofctoartJ. 171 

B.M. of Yatton a bushel of corn. To the sustentation of the 
light before the cross of the church of Yatton a bushel of corn. 
The chapel of St. James a bushel of corn. To each of the 
churches of Congarisbury, Kyngeston, Wrington, Clevedon, and 
Brokley 3s. 4*/. to pray for my soul " in pulpito? I will that 
Isabel my wife and executrix shall give to a priest 10 marcs to 
celebrate for my soul for one year. Walter Williams 2od. 
Richard my son £10. William Horte my son £5. John my 
son £5. Joan my daughter £$. Isabel my daughter £5. 
Florence my daughter £5. For the repair of places where most 
need is y. ^d. To each of my godchildren now living is. 

Residue : Isabel my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : John Horte and John Aleyne. 

Witnesses : Sir Walter Stone, John Horte, John Aleyn, and 
Thomas Knight. 

Proved May 6th, 1 5 1 3. 



1513. WILLIAM WOODWARD. 

[33 Fetiplace.] 

July 31st, 1513. William Woodward. My body to be buried 
in the chapel of St. Katerine in the church of Stallis [Bath]. 
Mother church of Wells 20d. Fabric of the church of Stallis 20*/. 
To the same church at the disposal of the wardens for the 
benefactors of the said church 6s. Sd. To the vicar my curate 
for tithes forgotten 3s. 4^. Joan my daughter one maser gilt 
and one silver goblet partly gilt. To the lord prior of the 
monastery of Bathe 6s. Sd. Robert sub prior of the same 3s. 4*/. 
To each monk of the same \2d. to say placebo and dirige with 
mass for my soul. To the prior of the house of Henton and the 
convent 13^. ^d. to pray for my soul. John Leisy one gown of 
violet grayned. 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir William Rogers, curate, Sir William Riglyn, 
priest, and John Gibbons. 

Proved June 1st, 1515. 



172 £omer*et WLilU. 



1513. THOMAS BRAYE. 

[27 Fetiplace.] 

September nth, 1513. Thomas Braye, of Mynhed of the 
diocese of Bathe and Welles, bequeth my soull unto my Maker, 
Jhu Crist my Redemer, to oure Blessed Lady His holy mother 
and to all His holy seynts that be in hevyn my synguler helpers 
and socourers in this my greate nede, and my body to be buried 
within the churche of Mynhede. To the churche of Seynt 
Michell of Mynhed a quarter of my vessell called the " Patrik." 
To every light within the saide churche ^d. To the weie 1 of 
Mynhed 10s. To the church of Welles \2d. To some 
honest preest to syng and rede and to serve God for me and my 
father and mother and all my frendes soules for the space of 
four yeris, £6 every yere. And the said preest to be bounde to 
sey placebo and dirige every Wednesdaye and Friday with 
comendacions specially for me and my frendes. To my brother 
John Braye in money and gold £6 1 3s. 8d. To my brother my 
secunde best pece of sylver. To my brother John all my fifyshe 
that cometh to my parte in the " Mary Penrice," and he to paye 
for custome, meanes wages and meate and drinke and all other 
charges. And also my whole parte of the " Mary Penrice." To 
John Braye son of the said John Braye 40s. To Elisabeth doughter 
of the said John 40s. To Joane doughter of the said John 40?. 
I bynd Joane my wyff duryng her lyff to kepe and hold yerely 
my myndaye solemply. To every godchild that I have ^d. To 
Sir Petyr Trott my curate to praye specially for me 20s. To Sir 
John Richardes to pray for me 3s. 4*/. The residue to Johane my 
wiff, whom I make my executrix to dispose for my soule and hers. 
And I charge Sir Petyr my curate to se this my will fulfilled. 

Witnesses: Sir Petyr Trott, John Braye, Thomas Cole, 
Robert Burke, John Mathew and Robert Querke. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 9th, 1 5 1 3. 



1513. AMBROSE EDGERE. 

[19 Fetiplace.] 
September 22nd, 1513. Ambrose Edgere. My body to be 
buried before Oure Lady in the churche of Seynt Cutberts of 

1 Sic MS., but "ivere" is meant, see pp. 220, 248. 



&trt)arU Cofetu*. 173 



Wellys, dioc. Bathon et Wellen. To the highe aulter of the same 
churche p. 4*/. To the churche of Stepney in Middlesex 6s. id. 
To Robert Pynder a gowne of sade tawney lyned with saten of 
Syprys with a doublet of tawney chamlet To William Coper a 
gowne of russet furred with fox and to the same a doublet of 
red garded with velvet To every godchilde within the parish 
of Stepney 2od. 

The residue of all my goodes not gyven nor bequethed to 
Agnes my wyff, Nicholas Jenens and to William Kyrfote whom 
I make myn executors. 

These being witnesse, Sir Robert Carter, parisshe prest of 
Wellis, John Saunderwike, William Cooper, John Gille and 
Nicholas Mortymer. 

No probate. 

1513. RICHARD COKKES. 

[30 Fetiplace.] 

December 2nd, 1513. Richard Cokkes, of Eastehartre, in 
the countie of Somersett. My body to be buried in the chirchc- 
yerde of Seynt Mathewes in London in Friday Stret. Unto the 
curet or person there for my mortuari my beste gowne or my 
hors, after the custome usyd. To the said chirche of Seynt 
Andrew foresaid (sic) $s. ^d. To the vycar of Eastehartre 
foresaid for my offerings and tythes necligently witholden or 
forgotyn 6s. Sd. To the chirche of Esthertre foresaid 3s. ^d. 
To the chirche of West Hertre \2d. To the chirche of Lytton 
\2d. To the chirche of Hen ton \2d. To Richard Cokkes my 
fader my best gowne collo r violet. To my broder William my 
best jaket. To Thomas my broder my best cote of cloth. To 
Thomas Stephynes my doblet of white fustian. To William 
Morgan myn beste hosyn. To Maister Bayley myne oste in 
Fryday Strete 20s. To my gostely fader curate of Seynt 
Mathewes \2d> and to the clarke 4*/. I will that the day of my 
buriall there be done for my soule a tryntall of Massis in the said 
chirch of Seynt Mathews, also I will that my wife do or cause to 
be done in dischargying of my soule serteyne pilgremages that I 
doo owe to O Ladi of Walsinghm 2d. To Worcester 3d. To 
Prince Edward at Tewkisbury 4//. To the Rode of Comysbury 



>74 domerrfet BttilU. 



$d. To Seynt Gollax, this to be done or by som other meanys 
lawfully to be dispensed with for the lesser charges. 

The resedue to Alys my wiffe whom I make my executrice, 
she to se*e my children honestly kept after her power and eche 
of them to have parte of my goodes according to good conciens 
by her discrecion, and my overseers, William Barret and John 
Cornest. 

Witnesses : the curet Sir John Coke, Richard Write, parish 
clarke, and Robert Bayly with other. 

Proved at Lambeth, February 22nd, 15 13. 



1513. SIR JAMES LETSON. 

[33 Feti place.] 
1513. Sir James Leyson, persone of Blakedon in the 
countie of Somerset. My body to be buryed in Saint Gregory's 
church besyde Poulis. To the high aulter of the same church 
4?. To Saint Mighell chapell of the saide church a masse boke, 
a portuus of prynt. To my moder church of Wellis 6s. 8d. To 
my parisshe church of Blagedon to the Roode Loft 40^. To 
William Preist my fermor 40J., and to his wyf 20s. , and to every 
of theyr children I2rf. I woll after my decease that ther be 40s. 
dalt among the pore people of my parisshe of Blagedon. I 
make Master Doctor Whitingdon, Dean of Tharches, the over- 
seer of my testament to whome I give my best gown furred with 
foynes. To the goodwyf James my blue gowne furrid with 
shanke. To Marget her doughter all my stuff in my grete 
chamber, as my bed complete, hanging, pillows, cussiouns, table, 
cheyers, cofers at the beddis fete with all that is.therin, with a 
coberd in the said chamber. To Maistres Julian Filpot my 
secunde chamber as it standis, a cheyre and a lytill standing 
table. To Henry Brasyer my horsse brydill and sadill and all 
that longith to it. To Master Robert Cousyn, Dean of Wellis, a 
elle of fyn worsted. To Master Robert Cousyn a hert of golde. 
To Master Doctor Haryngton a table cloth of Dyaperconteyning 
4 yerdis of length, a dyaper towell, a payre of shetis. To Sir 
Cristofer Gomuldon my vyolet gowne, a velvet tippet, a buters 
cle of silver and gilte, with a whistill and all my stuff at 
Blagedon. To William Darkyng 6s. &/., a new doublet of 



£j>mon IJertf. 175 



sarsnet withoute slevis and my best bonet. To Symon Kyng 
my blak gowne with a tippet of clothe and a bonet. 

The residue to Henry Brasyer of London and to William 
Pryste my fermor of Blagedon, whom I make executors to 
dispose as shall seme best for the welth of my soule laude and 
praysing to Almyghty Jhu. 

In witness to this recordith Cristofer Gomuldon, preist, Sir 
Symon Kyng, Dorythe Hansetor. Proved March 7th, 1513. 

[Testator was instituted rector of Blagdon, May 28th, 1503. Somerset 
Incumbents^ 28.] 

1514. THOMAS PEYTON. 

[34 Fetiplace.] 

April 29th, 1 5 14. Thomas Peyton, of Bedmyster, my body 
to be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of Bedmyster, 
next the grave of my parents. Cathedral church of Wells 4^. 
Church of Bedmyster 3^. 4*/. John Peyton my son 20s. Arthur 
my son 20s. William Peyton my son 20?. I will that Thomas 
Kyng of Dundry have for one ox 20s. SW. I will that Robert 
Whitlok of Bedmyster have $s. 4d. which I owe him. I will 
that William Loke of Bishporte have 4s. which I owe him. 

Residue : Alice Peyton, my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : John Grenefeld, John Alwater, John Peyton and 
Arthur Peyton. 

Witnesses : Sir Roger Jonys, Richard Taylor, and John 
Clerke. Proved June 2nd, 1514. 



1514. SYMON PERS. 

[14 Holder.] 
May 15th, 1514. Symonde Pers, my body to be buried in 
the churche of Dunster, in the diocese of Bathe and Wellis. To 
the Prior of Dunster for my tythynges forgotten or witholden 5s. 
To the Rode lyght 2orf. To the Deddc lyght 2od. To the 
vicar of Carhanton for forgotten tythyngs 20d. If it shall please 
Master Lutrell to se that my wyfe have no wrong, to have for 
his labor 20s. To Robert Dovell under hym to see the execucion 
of the same 10s. To John Greme, scolar, my best doblet, my 
cote, my best gowne. To John Greme, servant to John Cockes, 



176 domeraet Will*. 



my violet gowne lyned with bokerhm, my black doblet of 
chamblet. To John Thlude my gowne furred with foxe. To 
Johan my wyffe all my other goodys moevable and unmoevable, 
she to dispose for my soule and heris as she shall seme best, and 
I make her my sole executrix. 

These wytnesse, Sir John Holcomb, Sir Denyster, Thomas 
Juyn, John Wright and dyvers others. 

Proved at Lambeth, January 26th, 1515. 



1514. JOHN JOHN. 

[33 Fetiplace.] 

June 3rd, 1 5 14. John John of the parish of Babcary. My 
body to be buried in holy grave of the parish church of Babcary. 
To the mother church of Wells 20*/. Parish church of Babcary 
one cow. Parish church of Wedmore 2 cows. Parish church of 
Sowthbarrow I2</. Church of Sparkford 2orf. Sir Stephen 
Goldisbourgh my curate 2 two-year-old bullocks. Agnes Bray 
my daughter 1 ox of five years of age. Stephen Bray son of 
Agnes my daughter one two-year-old bullock. Joan Bray 
daughter of Agnes my daughter the same. Edith Mone one 
two-year-old heifer. To each child of Agnes my wife one cow 
with its calf. To each of my godchildren one ewe. To each of 
my servants one lamb. John Cammel my servant one bullock of 
three years of age. William Cadbury one bullock of one 
year. 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : Robert Gilbert esquire. 

Witnesses : Sir Stephen Goldisborough, rector of the church 
of Babcaiy, Thomas Whythed and William Algar. 

Proved June 30th, 15 14. 



1512. SIR JOHN JEFFREY (CLK.). 

[31 Fetiplace.] 

June 20th, 1 s 14. Sir John Jeffrey rector of the parish church 

of Obleygh [Ubley]. My body to be buried within the chancel of 

the church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle of Obleygh. Parish 

church of Obleygh 10s. Cathedral church of Wells 6s. 8d. To 



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the church of Henton Bluet 10s. Church of Lyng 3s. 4*/. 
Church of Kyngeston 3s. 4*/. Church of Greynton \2d. To 
each of the parish churches of Compton, Westharptre, Estharptre, 
Lytton, Chevyngton, Nemnet, Blakdon, Chewstoke and Chew 
\2d. Church of Wesbury 6s. 8d. Parish church of St. John the 
Baptist of Glaston 3s. <\d. Church of St. Benignus Glaston 2od. 
To each godchild \2d. To a priest celebrating at the altar of 
St. Katerine in the church of Obleygh for my soul and the souls 
of Richard and Margaret vdy father and mother and of John 
Pole for one whole year £6. 

Residue : Sir Richard Rille (executor), and Agnes my sister 
(executrix) (to each 40s.). Overseer : Sir Robert Rygbye. 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Jonys, curate of Compton, Sir Simon 
Mayn, Richard Robyns and Henry Fere. 

Proved September 2nd, 1514. 
[Instituted to Ubley, July 3rd, 1504. Somerset Incumbents, 296.] 



1514. WILLIAM NETHWAT. 

[26 Holder.] 
September 27th, 1514. William Nethewey of Taunton. My 
body to be buried in the holy grave and sepulture in the Priory 
of Taunton there to rest in my chapell of Our Lady and Saint 
Theodorie in the church yarde of the Priory. To the church of 
Seint Andrew in Wellys \2d. To the sepulcre service and to the 
high crosse servyce in the church of Seint Mary Magdalen in 
Taunton 3s. ^d. each. To the Katerynke 1 of two wyndowis in 
the tower of the same church 26s. 8d. To John Fyssher my 
servant one pype of oode and half a packe of clothe. And if 
John my son die before he is 16 yeres of age, John Fyssher to 
have the barne and lande at Redehyll. To William Foxe my 
tenante on pype of oode. I will my feoffes kepe yerely in my 
chapell beforesaid 2 obits, one the day of my dethe and the 
other on St. Etheldrede is day at Mydsomer with thre Chanouns 
preests of the Priory 3 preests of Magdalene, 2 clerks, (and) 5 
children, and to every preest 4*/. if he say masse, if no 2d., every 
clerke 2d., every child id., the bedman doing his duetie 2d. To 
the P r ory for the light of 4 tapers 6d. To every of my feoffes if 

1 Cater, to cut diagonally. {N.E.D.) 

2 A 



178 $onur*et WLitti. 



they be present at my dirige and masse 2d., if noe, nothing. 
And I will they give at every obite 2s. in ferthing brede to pore 
people, and I will they kepe the said obites with the profits of 
the maner of Cocke, with the residue repairing and maintaining 
the said chapell and fynding a preste to sing masse there and to 
pray for me and for the soules of Marion Sibille and Jone my 
wyffis, having yerely for his salary £5 1 $s. 4^/. and for wyne 
brede and wex 2s. 8d. And I will my feoffes stand and be 
seased in all my burgages in Taunton, in the Est Strete wher 
Richard Parke dwellith and another wherein dwellith John 
Whetherton and in High Strete wherein John Hopkyns wever 
now dwellith and also in all my lands in Chamflore Huyssh in the 
countie of Somerset, to the use of John my son and of his heires, 
and if he die without issue they to find another honest preest to 
syng and pray in the said chapell as above with the same wagis. 
And if my feoffes die to 3 the survivors to make a feoffament to 
10 or 12 or more persons of the seid burgages in Taunton and 
landis in Chamflore Huyssh and so to be done by those after them 
forever. And with the residue of the profitts of the said lands, 
etc., to make cawses and repayre hyewayes yerely within v 
myles of Taunton. And if John my son dye before i6yeres of 
age all my moveable goodes to be disposed by my overseers. 
Also December 8th, 15 16. I, the said William Nethewey woll 
that Agnes my wif have £100 according to the endentures 
betwene hir moder and me and the money that I had with her 
to be numbered in the same sum. Also to Agnes my wif a 
nutt with cover, a salt, a standing cupp, a dossen silver sponys, 
2 gyrdills with gilt hemes, 2 peyre of bedes with all the apparell 
of hir body and if John my son dye before 16 yeres, Agnes my 
wif to have part of my goodes after the discrecion of my over- 
seers. And they to dispose at my burying and moneths mynde 
to the poore £30. 

The residue to John my son and executor. 

Overseers : John Portman, gentilman, John Whetherton, 
John Calow, William Tidbury and Robert Tidbery clerk. And 
to John Portman 40s. , and to the rest 20s. each. 

Witnesses: John Symmys, my curate, John Soper, John 
Danyell, John Clerk 

Proved at Lambeth, February 9th, 15 16. 



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1514. JOHN WEBBE. 

[1 Holder.] 

October 22nd, 1514. John Webbe, son of Thomas Webbe 
deceased, whilst he lived of Wyndforde in co. Somerset, cloth- 
maker of the age of 16 or 17 years, apprentice of my very dear 
master William Mononx, lately of the town of Bristoll merchant, 
my body to be buried in holy grave according to the discretion 
of my said master. I will that with part of the money coming 
to me from the goods of my father given to me by his will be 
found a suitable chaplain according to the discretion of the said 
William Mononx my master to celebrate and pray for my soul 
and for the souls of my parents, brothers and sisters, and all the 
faithful dead. In the space of three years next after my 
decease, viz., in that church where my body shall be buried for 
two whole years and in the church of Wyndeford where the 
body of my father is buried for one year, and I will that the 
said priest have yerely for his salary 10 marcs. To Thomas, 
John, and William Saunders sons of William Saunders my 
uncle (each) one pair of sheets to pray for my soul. Cecily 
Toplyff widow one pair of sheets. Margaret Davy of London 
widow one pair of sheets. 

Residue : To be distributed by William Mononx my master 
among the poor, and I make him my executor. 

Witnesses : Sir John Goderyke, chaplain, George Nicoll, 
William Baker, and Robert Blake, citizen and fuller of London. 

Proved October 25th, 15 14. 



1514. THOMAS HALL. 

[15 Holder.] 
January 19th, 1514. Thomas Hall gentilman of Freshforde 
in the diocese of Bath and Wellis. My body to be buried in the 
chauncell of Freshforde beforesaide. To my moder church of 
St. Andrewes of Wellis \2d. To the high awter of Freshford 
before saide for my forgotten tythings 20d. To the bylding of 
Towre there 20s. To Alice my wyff all my movable goodis and 
dettis what so ever they be, owing to me. To Thomas my 
sonne £\ to be paide terme of his lyrf. To Osmunde my sonne 
£4 terme of his lyff. This £8 to be paide of all my landis that 



i$o &omer*tt W&ilU. 

I have in Wiltes. To William my sonne, all my goodis that 
be in my place at Bradford and also in my grist myllis. And 
the saide William my sonne I make myn executor, he to dispose 
for the helth of my soule as semyth best after his discrecion. 
These being witnesses, Sir Aldem Reynold persone ther, 
William Genyns and Nicholas Saunders. 
Proved March 7th, 1514. 



1515. WILLIAM GOLDE. 

[15 Holder.] 

May 20th, 1515. William Golde. My body to be buried in 
the church of St. Andrew the Apostle of Northover. Fabric of 
the church of Wells Sd. Parish church of Northover 6s. Sd. 
Prior and convent of the order of friars preachers of Yevelchester 
to pray for my soul 6s. Sd. Rector of Northover for tithes 
forgotten 3s. 4*?. To each of my children not married 40s. 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Proved March 17th, 1515. 



1515. RICHARD NEWMAN. 

[9 Holder.] 

July 3rd, 15 1 5. Richard Newman of Lutton [Litton]. My 
body to be buried in the churchyard of the prebendal church of 
Lutton. Fabric of cathedral church of Wells lid. Prebendal 
church of Lutton 6s. Sd. John Newman my son £20. William 
my son £20. Matilda my daughter £10. Joan Smyth my 
daughter 40*. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Marshall, rector, and John Owland 
of Lutton. 

Proved December 3rd, 15 15. 



1515. ROBERT KEPER. 

[16 Holder.] 
October 18th, 1515. Robert Keper of Dunster dioces of 
Bathe and Wellis. My body to be beryed in the parisshe 
churche of Dunster. To reparacion of the same churche 4s. id. 



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To high crosse light I2d. To the devocion light I2d. To the 
mayntenance of the churche of Saint Andrew of Welles 4d. 
To the Priour of Dunster 1 2d. To my seconde son John 5 payr 
of tokers sherys with all the apparell belonging to them, a salt 
of silver price 40s. To Thomas my son 46s. $d t with 5 payr of 
tokar sheris. To Richard my son 40^., with 6 silver spones. 
To William my son 40.?., with a flok-bedde performed. To John 
my yonger son 40s. with a flok-bedd fully performed. To 
Grace my doughter 40s., with a fetherbed performed, and 
3 mesures of Ode, or 40s. in money. Yf hit shall fortune eny 
of these forenamed John, Thomas, Richard, William, John or 
Grace to dye before the dey of ther mariage or promocion, I 
wyll the goods of hym or them to remayne alweys and to be 
devided in equall porcions among them then being alyve, 
provided also that these forenamed goodes be delivered after the 
discrecion of Johanna Keper my wyf and John Keper my 
eldest son. The residue to Johanna Keper my wiff whom I 
make my executrice to dispose after hir discrecion. 

Witnesses : Syr John Holann, Thomas Juner and William 
Keper. 

Proved at Lambeth, April 27th, 1516. 

1515. WILLIAM BAILT ALS. RAWLYNS. 

[14 Holder.] 
November 8th, 1 5 1 5. William Baily otherwise called 
Rawlyns, of Warehfii. My body to be buryed in the churche- 
yard of the parisshe that my fortune shalbc to depart in out of 
this mysery worditt. To the moder church of Sarum 12*/. To 
Castell Cary churche whereas I was borne 20^. To Seynt 
Petir's churche in Warehm 20s. To the parson of the same 
church pro decimis oblitis 6s. Sd. To the vicary of Cary 
churche pro decimis oblitis p. 4d. To the house of Brueton 
wherof I am brother 40s. To the charterhouse in Selwod 
13s. 4d. To the house of Staffordell 13s. 4d. To Our Lady 
churche of Warehm 10s. To the brotherhed of Corpus 
Xri in the same churche 6s. Sd. To the Abbot of Byndon 
6s. Sd. To the convent of Byndon 13J. 4d. to pray for 
me. To the grey frerys of Dorchester to pray for me 1 $s. 4*/. 



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To the brotherhed of Alhalowes of Kymbrigge 6s. 8d. 
To every englissh prest that cometh to my beryinge 8d. To 
every frensshe prest 6d. I will that immediately after my deth 
as shortly as can be gotyn an honest pryst to synge for me by 
the space of 2 yere taking by the yere for his wages £6 or els 
if there can be any sadde man gotyn that will synge a trentall 
truely let hym have the hoole £12, and synge but oon yere. I 
will and charge my wyfe that she kepe or cause to be kept 
every yere an obbit upon Passion Sonday at Cary the dirige, 
and the Monday the masses, to pray for my fader is soule and 
my moders and all ther frendes during the space of 1 5 yeres the 
charge of the obitte shalbe every yere 20s. whiche obitte I stand 
charged by my moders testament to see hit performyd, the 
money that shall paye for this obitte £12 of it remayneth in the 
hands of Robert Chyke and Stephyn Chyke the £3 my wife 
shall performe hit. To the eleven poore people of the Almose 
house of Warehm to every of theym $d. apece. To my men 
that shall bere me to churche and to my grave 4*/. everyman for 
their labor. To Sir Thomas Gyllot my gostly father $s. ^d. to 
pray for my soule. To Robard Chyke a furred gowne a doublet 
of tawny damaske. Stephyn Chyke an other furred gowne a 
jacket of blacke chamlett, a doublet of blacke damaske stocked 
with tawney checkyd saten. I wyll that my doughter Gylbard 
shall have ageyn the gowne that her husbond dyd geve me. To 
Alys Chyke the doughter of Richard Chyke of Canford 
6 sponys of silver with knappes gylted whiche I bought of 
Wesbury that hath maryed hir mother. To William Chyke 
son of Robert Chyke my godson to his mariage £20. And if he 
happen to dye before mariage then the said £20 to be devided 
amongst the remanent of the childers of the said Robard by 
even porcions. To Robert Chyke 26s. Sd. to helpe paye for the 
said William Chyke is table and my wyfe to deliver hym home 
to his father for at Bruton is a free scole. I will that my wife 
and her heires for ever shall yerely dele in almys to 5 pore 
people every evyn of Our Lady, Cristemas eve and on Good 
Friday id. to every of theym to say in the honor of Our Blessid 
Lady v pater nosters, v aves and a crede for my soule and all 
cristen [soules]. And also that 5 pore people the said daies to 
have id. apece to sey in the honor of that blissed Passion that 



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Crist suffred for the redemption of mankynde v pater nosters 
v aves and a crede. This money to be paid on Richard Ylez 
house and the land that I purchased of Cristyan Bacar widowe 
and the overplus of the rent to remayne to Anne my wyf and to 
her hey res in fee for evermore. The reparacion therof truely 
kept as oft as new requireth. Also I will that every man 
woman and child that comyth to my berying have a peny every 
pece of them. The residue to Annes my wyf and I make her 
my soole executrice and my good master Roger Cheverell and 
John Jerard overseers, and to be frendly to my poore wyfe and 
executrice, and master Cheverell to have for his payne 40s., 
and John Jerard for his payne 10s. Also I will and graunt that 
Annes my wife shall have and enjoye all my londs and 
tenements in Somersettshere and Dorset for the terme of hir 
lyfe and after her deces-e and partyng out of this wordyll to 
Robard Chyke for terme of his life, and after his deth to the 
hey res of the said Robard and Alys the doughter (sic) of 
Robard which lawfully bygote bitwen them for evermore. 
Proved at Lambeth, February 12th, 1515. 



1515. REGINALD WEST. 

[15 Holder.] 
February 22nd, 1515. Raynolde West subdean of the 
cathedral church of S. Andrew of Wellis, prebendary of 
Holcomb in the countie of Devonshire and residenser of the 
cathedral church of Wellis. My body to be buryed in the body 
of the saide cathedral church before the image of Saint Anne 
under the Arche, for the which sepulture I geve to the werkes of 
the said church 20s. To the moder church of S. Andrew fore- 
said 6s. %d. To the parish church of S. Mathew of Okey 6s. Scl. 
To the parish (church) of S. Petir of Shepton Malett a garnysh 
of pewter vessell counterfete which I will be to the use of the 
same church. To the church of Stokintinhed in Devonshire 
6s. 8d. To my nevew Sir Thomas West knt. banerett 2 salts 
double gilt with one cover. To Sir John Orchard vicar of the 
said cathedral church a gowne of beauty furrid with blake, a 
tepet of velvet lyned with blake, 6 sponys of silver, the typis 
gilt, the best dyaper cloth and a towel 1 of dyaper, a pay re of 



1 84 Somerset WKflla. 



good shetis. To Sir Richard Pomeray master of the werkes of 
the said church a vyolet gowne furrid with blake, a bord cloth 
and a towell of dyaper, a payr of good shetis. To Sir John 
Goddard 3 bokis and a decretall Sexten and Clemeteyns, 6s. Sd. 
in money. To Sir Thomas Seward my cope, the best amyce 
and 2 surplys. To Master Robert Forst in the countie of 
Devonshire my scarlett gowne lyned with silk to pray for my 
soul. To Reynolde Hende my godson if he do overlyve me my 
best goblet with a cover with crampetts uppon the knopp, a 
ryall of gold and 3 crusadewys. 1 To Robert Wilson my servant 
the next goblet double gilt without a cover, myne owne lying 
bed with all the appurtenances belonging, the tester of satten of 
Sypres blue and rede also a hanging of grene say lying in my 
presse chambr, a garnysshe of pewter vessell counterfeit, 2 payre 
of shetis, one paire of the best and another of the second sorte, a 
bordeclothe of dyaper, and 6 napkyns of dyaper, a long tuell of 
clothe, a bason and ewer of pewter, halff my stuff of the kechyn 
oonly my grete pott except, my bay nag with sadill and brydill 
therto. To Rawlyn Borowght 6 sponys of silver the tippes gilt 
a tester of a bed rede and grene a payre of shetes the other half 
of the stuff of my kechyn except the grete pott, the grene say in 
the parlor a spruse table. To John Sedenham, John Twyg, 
Rauff Forster, William Walshman, 3 fetherbeds, 4 payre of good 
shetis and 4 payre of course shetis, the hangings of dornyk of 
my chamber and hall. Also to Rauff Forster the stuff of my 
buttry, as, borde clothes, towells, napkyns, candilstick, knyfes 
that he dayly usid under his keping. To John Marlar the 
yonger a matrasse and the coverlet with a payre of shetis and 
20s. to be payde for the discharge of an obligation standing for 
his wages. To Thomas Knappe 2 pottis and pannes, the grete 
pott except, the hangings of my hall at Shepton Malett. I 
will my grete pott in Wellis and my grete pot in Shepton with 
bordis and trestillis formes and benchis shalbe longing to the use 
of the parsonage of Shepton beforesaide for evermore. Also the 
tymber with tyle, lathnayles, and lathes shalbe reserved to the use 
of the house for parte of the dilapidacion. To thuse of the vicars 
of the close of Wellis the newist garnish of pewter vessell. To 
Sir Richard at- Well notary 1 3s. 4^ which that Johan Serne of 

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Shepton shall pay upon a plegeyf she overlyve me. Also to Sir 
John Myghell my parish prest of Shepton my mely tawney 
gowne unlyned for the promyse of the keping of my cure. To 
John Coke my tawny gowne lyned with cotton and a tepett of 
blacke clothe. To Robert Rake my shorte violet gowne to pray 
for my soule. To John Turnor of Okey my tenant 6s. %d. 
Also I have this day given unto Sir John Orchard a bason and 
an ewer with my armes, a standing cup of playne warke double 
gilt with a cover, also one with flouris of roses, two cuppis with 
covers and armes without eny revocacion therof ageyn whither 
that I lyve or dye unto remayne in his handes for to pay bakars, 
brewers, barbor, lavenders, my servants wagis and my dettis unto 
Sir Richard Pomeray, Agnes Bukland wedow, John Lovell cloth- 
maker cff Shepton Malet Also I will Sir John Orchard have 
the residue of my goodis to performe my will. I will the quere 
of Wellis have for my dirigis and masses 4ar. and for the wax 
and drinking at the laudable custome of singing the Sawter 
26s. 8d. which with the money for my sepulture shalbe paid by the 
communar of the churche of the arreragis that I have behynde. 
And I make my executor Sir Thomas West my nevew having 
£4 for his labor now being in the hands of Thomas Lupset 
goldsmyth of Chepsyd in London which he hath received of me 
in trust for a standing cupp double gilt with flouris and armis, 
my said executor to pay the rest of the money for the cupp and 
to have it for his own use if I die. Also if I die my said nevew 
Sir Thomas Weste my executor shall receive almaner of rent 
perteyning to me at the feast of the Nativitie of St. John 
Baptist at Lammasse callid Advincla Sancti Petri next to come 
after this daye, as myn indenture more playnly shewith to pay 
my dettis withall. He to dispose the residue for my soule. 
Also I leve Ester Day and till the Sonday next folowing called 
Dominica in Albis that all such duytys as I shall receive at Ester 
Our Lady day and the Sonday folowing and cannot receyve it 
for febleness and sekenesse of body I geve power to Sir John 
Orchard vicar of the said cathedrall church to receyve it and I 
make him my supervisor, having 20s. for his labor and occupying 
suych plate which is in his handes to pay my creditors in and 
aboute Wellis as far as it will extende my executor paying the 
residew of my detts. And I will my nevew my executor ayde 

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1 86 domerlet WLM4. 



and supporte Sir John Orchard in any cawses that may soo 
fortune. I will if any other testaments be forgid and made by 
color of sinistre menys that they be of none effect, but only this 
my present will, one parte to remayn with Sir John West my 
nevew and executor and the other with Sir John. Orchard my 
supervisor. 

Witnesses : Sir John Goddard my goostly father, Rawlyn 
Borough, Robert Wilson, Rauff Forster, John Twyg. 

Proved at Lambeth, March 6th, 1515. 



1516. WILLIAM CARENT. 

[23 Holder.] 

April 7th, 1516. Wyllyam Carent theldr, my soul to Our 
Lord Jesu Xre and to his blessid mothr Saint Mary and specially 
to pray for me the good saints that I have had mynde and prayers 
moost unto, that is, to Saint Nichas, Saint George, Saint John 
Baptist, Saint Cristofer, Saint Mary Magdalene, Saint Gabriell, 
Saint Erasmus, Saint Fabian, Saint Sebastian, and my body to 
be buried in the churche of Saint Mighell Tharcangell at 
Hengestrige in Our Lady He if it may be convenyently in the 
tumbe where my graunt fathr was buried if it please Allmyghty 
Jesu if I depart within xx li myles therunto and if not, at the 
discrecion of myn executors. Also I will that the vicary of 
Hengstrige now being Sir John Bobot have 40s. to pray for me 
and that my feoffes gyve credens unto hym of suche things as 
he shall informe them of if I doo it not my self by my dayes. 
To thabbey of Abbotesbury 40s. To thabbey of Brewton 20s. 
To thabbey of Shirborne 20s. To thabbey of Shaftisbury 20$"., 
and I beseche all these places to pray for me. I wyll that 
Thomas Water my servnt have an hundreth shilings and likewise 
William Stone my servant 

The residue to my wif and my sonne Wyllyam myn 
executors. And I wyll they pay to my sonne Richard of my 
goodes 100 mrcs. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 18th, 15 16. 



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1516. WILLIAM LOVE. 

[15 Ayloffe.] 

May 10th, 15 16. William Love of Taunton diocese of 
Bathe marchaunte, my body to be buried in the chircheyarde of 
the Priory in Taunton. To the Prior of the said place and to 
all the hoole convent 4 mesures of Oode to pray for me and all 
myne. To the cathedrall church of Welles 4d. To the vicar of 
Mawdelyn church in Taunton 3s. 4*/. To the Crosse service 
there 3s. 4*/., and to the sepulcre service there 3s. 4c/. To William 
my sonne £13 6s. Sd. To Robert my son £13 6s. Sd., and to 
every of my doughters ^13 6s. Sd. I will that Johan my wif 
shall have the use and occupying of all my plate duryng the 
terme of hir lyf and aftir hir decesse it shall be devyded holy 
amongst all my children equally and amongst the survivors if 
any die. And if all die part to. be disposed to the higheways 
whereas most nede is and part to poore people and part to a 
prest to syng and pray for me and all myne as far as it will 
extende and suffice. I will that my executrix shall immediately 
after my monethes mynde provide an honest preest to syng and 
pray for me and myne for 2 yeres taking yerely for his service 
£6 of money, wyne and wax. To Water Love my brother 40.?. 
and to Elisabeth Hyllyng my suster half a pece of lenon clothe. 

The residue to Johane my wif my executrice. 

Overseers : Roger Hill of Taunton marchaunte, John Bowyer 
and Henry Goold and to each ioj. 

This renewed and endyted January nth, 10 Hen. VIII.. 

Proved at Lambeth, March 23rd, 1518. 



1516. HENRY STYLE. 

[18 Holder.] 
June 20th, 1516. Henry Style. My body to be buried in 
the churchyard of Frome. Mother church of Wellys I2d. 
Light of the Holy Cross of Frome 4*/. Light of St. Mary 4^ 
Light which is called " Dowell," 1 2d. Light of St Cristofer 2d. 
St. Andrew and St Mary Magdalene 4*/. 

1 Will of Robert Lewis of Frome Selwood, dated June I2th, 1541 [Serel 
collection] — " To the Dowell lyght yn Frojne church 2d." 



1 88 domertfet WBtlfe. 

Residue : William Style my brother (executor). 
Witnesses: Sir Richard Hastho, Sir William Say, John 
Mayne, Thomas Walshe. 
Proved June 27th, 15 16. 



1516. LAWRENCE YERBERY. 

[23 Holder.] 

October 12th, 15 16. Lawrence Yerbery, my body to be 
buried in the church of B.M. of Batcu [Batcombe]. To the said 
church £3. To the five lights of the said church $s. Mother 
church 6s. $d. To my son Thomas Yerbery £6 13J. ^d. To 
John my son £6 13J. ^d. To Joan my daughter £6 13J. ^d. 
To John my younger son £20 and a dyeing vat and furnace. 

Residue : My wife (executrix). 

Proved October 23rd, 15 16. 



1516. WILLIAM BOWCHER. 

[4 Ayloffe.] 
January 10th, 1516. William Bowcher of Collay in 
Estharptre. My body to be buried in halowed grounde. To the 
cathedral church of Welys I2d. To the parish church of 
Estharptre 60 pounds of wex. To the parish church of Henton 
Bluet 10 pounds of wex. To the parish church of Lytton 
5 pounds of wex. To the parish church of Camley 5 pounds of 
wex. To the parish church of West Harptre 5 pounds of 
wex. To Margaret my wyfe and John my son all my potts, 
pannys, pewter vessell and all the stuff belonging to my shop, 
and all my silver plate except one pece of silver which I give to 
my son William. To my wife and John my son my plough 
and corne with dragges, ropys and all my kyne, and horsbests, 
and the residue of my rotherbests I geve to William my son. 
f To Richard my son c marcs and if he die, the sum to remain to 
John and William my sons and Cristian my doughter in evyn 
porcions. To the 4 orders of freres in Bristowe £8. To 
Richard my brother 10s. To each of my godchildren \2d. To 
Luce Hay ward 40^. To the vicar of Estharptre 20s. The 
residue to William and John my sons and executors. 



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Overseer: My son-in-lawe John Champeneys to whom I 
give £4. 

Witnesses : Sir John Steryge vicar of West Harptre, Sir John 
Carnok vicar of Est Harptre, Sir Symon Seward, parson of 
Henton. 

Proved at Lambeth, February 6th, 1517. 



1516. RICHARD HILLARD. 

[30 Holder.] 

January 25th, 15 16. Richard Hillard, my body to be buried 
in the parish church of B.M. Magd. of Dychesyate [Ditcheat], 
The three lights of the said church 3$. To the sustentation of 
a stipendiary chaplain celebrating at the altar of B.M. in the said 
church one cow. Cathedral church of Wells 6d. To each of my 
godsons for whom I have undertaken at the sacred fonts or before 
the Bishop {antistiti) 4*/. 

Residue : Rose Hillard, my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : John Hillard. 

Witnesses : Sir John Kyttys, Robert Bythesee, William 
Austen and others. 

Proved May 12th, 15 17. 



1516. SIR JOHN SPEKE, KNT. 

[9 Ayloffe.] 
February 20th, 15 16. John Speke, knight, my body to be 
buried in the cathedral church of Saint Peter in Excetor within 
my chapell of Saint George. I will my executors ordeyn 2,000 
masses with placebo and dirige as soon as possible after my 
departyng and every preest to have for his labor 6d. To 
George Speke my son 200 marks. I will Elisabeth my wife 
have all such plate as she brought with her and 20 marc worth 

XX 

more of my plate as she will chuSe herself also ix and x/i in 
money that it be furnysshed and made to her worth ccc marcs, 
also she shall have the almeshouse at Excetor to lye in as she 
will as long as she is sole leaving it at her death to my executor 
as good as it is, also all suche stuff as is here at Whitlakington, 
hangings both in chamber and ellswhere, oxen, kee, shepe, 



r9o domertfet WLitt*. 



almaner of ploughgere, crokkes, pannys, pewter vessell. And if 
she clayme any other things than I have bequethed, my bequest to 
her to be voyde. And yf John Speke of Haywode interrupt 
Jiir of any landes that I have gevyn her then I will my feoffees 
doo sell away the landes from him and from his heires for 
evermore, she to have the profitt and value of it during her life. 
And if the said John Speke of Haywode interrupt any other 
man of lands I have gevyn him, I will my feoffees dcmayn them 
in likewise as before rehersid. To George my son the one half 
pf.my best cheyne, the other half to John Speke of Haywode, 
yf he kepe the poyntments and premisses that I have put her 
in, if no, the whole cheyne to George Speke. To Anne my 
doughter 40 marc and her fynding till she be 17 yeres of age. 
To Elisabeth the litill mayde to her mariage 10 marcs and her 
fynding till she be 14 yere of age. To William Marshall my 
servant 40s. and his half yeres wages and to his son, my godson 
20s. To Thurstone Harop 40s. and half a yeres wages. To 
John Joyner I oar. and to his son my godson 40s. To Petyr 
Markynfeld 20s. and to John Joyner and him all my wering 
gere, gownes, dobletts, hosys, jaketts and shirts. To every 
godson of mine in Whitlakyngton 6s. Sd. To Richard Wysche 
his fynding while he liveth and sofh money in his purse. To 
Thomas Ratclyff my roon horse and 4 marcs. To Thomas 
Cotton 40s. and the keping of my parke and 40s. yerely for his 
labour. To Petir Markinfetd the grave horse whiche he rideth 
Aipon alway himself. To George Speke my sonne all my newe 
hangings of tappystrve and the coverlet of the same. The 
residue to George Speke my sonne, my executor. 

Witnesses : Sir Robert Adams, vicar of Whitlakington and 
Sir John Michell, parson of Compton Martyn, maister Prior of 
Evylchester, John Purkas, maister William Chamborne and 
William Marshall. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 31st, 1518. 



1516. ALICE BRYMMORE. 

[33 Ayloffe.] 
February 20th, 15 16. Alys Brymmore of Bruton wydoo, 
my body to be buried in the under parishe church of Bruton 



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before the awter of Our Blissid Ladie then To the mod er 
church of Seint Andrew of Wells 3$. ^d. To the under parisshe 
church of Brewton for the newe bylding of parcell of the souths 
yle there £4. To the fraternite of Our Blissed Lady in. the saicj 
church 6s. Sd. To the parissh church of Badcoifib 3s. ^d. To 
the parisshe church of Lameyate 3s. ^d. To the chapell of 
Brewhame is. ^d. To the chapell of Pydcombe 3^. \d. To the 
parisshe church of Castell Carie 3s. \d. To the church of 
Bratton 3$. ^d. To the parisshe churche of Mylton is. \d. To 
James Lambell of Ylmystre \os. To every of the children of 
Richard Brymmore my son now ded 2 spones of silver. To 
Margery Brymmore doughter of the said Richard Brymmore 
60 wethers of my flocke of Badcombe. To Richard Michel}, 
William Mychell, Water Mychell and Margaret Mychell children 
of Reynold Mychell and of Anne late his wif now ded to every 
of them 20 marke, the part of any dying to be divided amongst 
the survivors. And if all die my supervisours to provide an 
honest preest to sing in the said yle in the under parishe churche 
at Brewtone for the soules of John Brymmore late my husband, 
for me and for the children so departed and all our trends and 
benefactors duryng the extente of the said sum of ^13 16s. id. 
To every of my godchildren Sd. To William, Abbot of the 
Monastery of Brewton one of the supervisors of my will $is. ^d. 
To John Fitz-james the elder esquier another supervisour 53$. 4^. 
To John Walton and Stephyn Chike my other supervisours 20s. 
each. To the prior of Charterhouse Witthame us. 4*/. To the 
Prior of Charterhouse Henton 20s. To Sir John Loty, Prior 
of Bruton 6s. Sd. To Sir William Brymmor chanon of 
Brewtone lis. 4*/. To Sir Robert Rotheram preste, my gostely 
father 6s. Sd. I will that my executor provide an honest preste 
to sing for 3 yeres before the altar of Our Blissid Ladye in 
the under parissh churche of Brewton ymmediately after the day 
of my obite praying for the soules of John Brymmor and for me 
and all our goode fryndes soules, taking yerely £5 lis. ^d. ; and 
I will further that my executor holde in the under parissh 
churche of Bruton forsaid the anniversary of the said John 
Brymmore and of me and all our frendes from the day of my 
obite unto the end and terme of 13 yeres next ensuyng, geyyng 
and distributing to pristes and other poore people yerely 20s. 



t92 domeriet WLilU. 



My will is that my free land descend to the right heyre accord- 
ing to the evidence therof by the discrecion of the said Abbot 
and John Fitz-james. The residue to Reynold Michell my 
executor. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 12th, 1517. 



1517. ROBERT BURNEHAM. 

[34 Holder.] 

April 1 6th, 1517. Robert Burneham of Axebrige, my body 
to be buried in the chancel of the parish church of St. John 
Baptist of Axbrige. Mother church of Wells 3s. 4*/. My 
curate for tithes not well paid $s. To each of the principal 
lights of the said church 6d. For making of a chalice 53^. 4*/. 
To Matilda my daughter ^20. Margaret Halys and Joan Halys 
daughters of John Halys (each) 20s. John Halys my second 
best gown. Joan wife of the same as much cloth as will suffice 
for a gown. John Burneham 26s. 8d. Edward Coker 6s. 8d. 
John Kemmyse 6s. Sd. 

Residue : Isabel my wife (executrix). 

Overseers: John Kemmys and Edward Coker. 

Witnesses : Thomas Irelond, curate there, John Kemmys, 
and Edward Coker. 

Proved J uly 1 3th, 1 5 1 7. 



1517. JOHN BARTELET. 

[31 Holder.] 

April 2 1 st, 15 17. John Bartelet My body to be buried in 
the parish church of St. Mary of Brigwater. To the high altar 
12*/. To each altar in the said church 12*/., and to all the altars 
in the same church 4*/. Sir William Alen sub-curate \os. y and 
my best shirt {camisid). 

Residue : Margaret Shipcote and John Saunders my god- 
father (executors). 

Witnesses : Sir William Alen, John Northcote and William 
Hyatt 

Proved May 18th, 1517. 



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1517. JOAN GRYME. 

[4 Ayloffe.] 

September 26th, 1517. Joan Gryme widow of Dunster. My 
body to be buried in the church of St. George of Dunster. 
Cathedral church of Wells ^d. Light of the high cross in the 
said church 3^. ^d. Devotion light 2od. Light of B.M. \2d. 
Light of St. George \2d. Repair of the aisle (gilde) of the Holy 
Trinity 20d. Prior of Dunster for tithes forgotten 2od. Vicar 
of Dunster 2s. 6d. 

Residue : Thomas Everode, Thomas Millet and their wives 
(executors). 

Witnesses : Thomas Everode senior, Thomas Juner and 
others. 

Proved January 26th, 15 17. 



1517. THOMAS TOMYOWE. 

[9 Ayloffe.] 

September 30th, 15 17. Thomas Tomyowe, unworthy priest 
of God, doctor in both laws, and residentiary canon of the 
cathedral churches of Exeter and Wells. My body to be buried 
next Master Naus in the church of Exeter aforesaid. John 
Skewys my nephew one standing cup silver and gilt with its 
cover with my arms impressed on the top. Thomas Tomyow 
my nephew one low (bassutri) cup silver and gilt with its cover 
" cum le Braunchis " on the cover. My niece Alice Harrys all 
my rings. 

Residue : John Harrys my servant (executor). 

Proved August 12th, 1518. 



1517. JOHN PARYS. 

[4 Ayloffe.] 

January 13th, 1517. John Parys husbondman of Stoke 
Chewe. My body to be buried in the churchyard of the parish 
church St. Andrew of Chewe aforesaid. My curate of Stoke 
for tithes forgotten $s. /±d. Cathedral church of Wells $d. 
Parish church of Stoke Chewe 6s. to make a new canopy. 

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194 Somerset WiilU. 



Parish church of St. Andrew of Chewe 2 sheep. Chapel of 
B.M. of the same outside the church 2od. My son William 10 
sheep and one cow. To a priest to celebrate for my soul one 
trental of masses of St Gregory ioj. My daughter Joan one 
sheet Parish church of Westharptre two sheep. Parish church 
of Cumton Marten one sheep. Church of Nemete [Nempnet] 
one sheep* 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Rector of the church, William Saunders, Henry 
Tege, with others. 

Proved February 1st, 1517. 



1517. WILLIAM SELWODE. 

[4 Ayloffe.] 

January 20th, 1517. William Selwode. My body to be 
buried within the church of Charde, in our Lady ile in the north 
parte of the church. To the mother church of Wells 20d. To 
the church of Chard 20s. To the making of the sepulcre there 
£4 6s. $d %i and 40*. of the gyfte of Maister John Strete and 
6s. Sd. of the gyfte of Margaret Clapp which that restith in my 
hands of their bequests. To Our Lady service there 10s. To 
S. Kateryn service there 10s. To my curat Sir Thomas Preston 
10s. To Our Lady preest there 3s. 4*/. To S. Kateryn preest 
there 3s. ^d. To the parish clerk there 3s. 4^. To the bed men 
there 20d. To William Clapp £6 13s. \d To my son John 
Selwode £6 1 3s. ^d. To my son Thomas Selwode £6 1 3^. ^d. 
To my son William Selwode £6 13s, qd. To my doughter 
Johane Selwode £6 13s. ^d. To my brother Robert Selwode 
a gowne. To my brother John Selwode a gowne. To 
my suster Alice Dyght a gowne clothe. I will my wife 
provide an honest preest as long as ^40 will extende, to 
pray for me. To my wyfe Cecily my burgage in Byrtport in 
the countie of Dorset. The residue to my wyfe Cicely. Overseer, 
Roger Mychell. Witness, Sir Thomas Preston my curate and 
notary public, William Symmys, constable, and John Dyght 

Proved at Lambeth, April 29th, 1517. 



£Ii$abeti) dpefte (Cofctytlt). 195 



1518. ELIZABETH SPEKE (COLSHILL). 

[17 Ayloffe.] 
December 18th, 1518. Elizabeth late the wif of Sir John 
Spek knyght. My body to be buried in the cathedrall church 
of Exeter by the body of my said husband Sir John Speke, 
within the newe chapell of Seint George which he late made 
and founded. To the parisshens and parish churche of Whyte 
Lakyngton ^4, two gownes, oon of black damaske furred with 
greye, another of violet satyn. To everyche of my godchildern 
I2rf. To my sonne William Colshill is wif a bee of gold with 
stonys, and to the said William my two best salts of silver and 
gilt with the cover and oon of my best stondyng cuppis gilte 
and chased of oon sorte, and to his brother Walter Colshill the 
other cupp of the same sorte and my best basyn and ewer of 
silver. To Maister Lewes Pollard, Justice, my gilt water ewer 
To my cosyn John Rowe serjaunt at the Lawe my second best 
basyn and ewer of silver and my best bolle pece of silver and 
gilt, six sponys of silver and gilt the oon half of my fyne naprie 
clothe and the oder half to my cosyn John Soumaster and to 
hym my thred basyn and ewer of silver, a standyng chaced cupp 
gilte and i2spones knopped with the twelve appostells and a 
lytull cheyne of gold, the same cheyne to remayne to his sonne 
and heire after hym which is claymed by George Spekk to be 
the goodes of his fathers. To his wyf another lytull chayne of 
gold wrought in diverse places after the forme of bedstones, 
which is also claymed by the said George Speke. And if the 
cheynes be taken away by the said George, then I will she shall 
have my lytull rope of perells with the bedstone of gold. Also 
to hir my litull paire of beides of gold, and my best purfle fot 
a bonet sett with perells and my best pyncasse, also a crosse of 
gold that hyng aboute my necke usually, my secound best 
frontlet and a demy girdell the coorse of venys gold. 1 To 
maister Hawke a scoler of Oxford an old chaced pece of silver. 
To Seint Patryks of Exeter my black gowrie of satyn furred 
with whyte mynever and purfelyd with powder armyne. 2 To 
Elisabeth Colshill a tawny gowne of cloth purfeled with black 

1 Test, Ebor. iv, 257. a Ibid>> 209. 



196 &omtxM WLiU*. 



velvet. To my suster Alice Gere my gowne of violet ingrayned, 
furred with black bogie. To Alice wife of John Gere a gowne 
of violett ingreyned and furred with whyte letees. 1 To 
Margaret Trowbrigge a gowne of black chamlett purfelyd with 
cremysyn velvet and my best bonet garnysshed and my best 
frountlet embrouded. To Alice the wife of John Gere my 
second best bonet. To Amy the wif of William Ashe my thryd 
best bonet and a chaced pece of silver. To Alice Uppeton 
my cheff woman-servant a gowne of tawny clothe purfeled with 
crymsyn velvet and to her an old bonet of black velvet and 40?. 
To the chapell of Seint George of Exeter a gurdell harnessed 
with silver and gilte. To the housse of Greye freris of Exiter 
seven yerdis of tawny satyn. To the parisshens and parish of 
Pokyngton a kirtill of tawny damaske and an other of black 
satyn for a paire of vestments. To Elisabeth Marshall a bolle 
pece of silver. To my suster Alice Gere 3J yerdis of fyne 
tawny clothe and a blak kirtill of wolsted. To Cristian my 
servant a girdell harnessed with silver. To my servants William 
Marshall, Richard Parker, John and Thurston Harroppe, John 
Coke, Gilbert the porter, to every of them 6s. $d. To my twoo 
wymen servants 6s. $d. each. To Richard Webbe 3s. ^d. To 
John, undercoke, Thomas Taunton, Thomas Bruer, Walter 
Bayly and Henry my cosyn Somastcr ys man 2od. each. To 
my godsonne John Hawker 3s. ^d. The residue to the forsaid 
John Rowe and John Som aster my executors. 
Proved at Lambeth, June 17th, 1519. 



1518. MARGARET WADHAM. 

[16 Ayloffe.] 
December 18th, 15 18. Margaret Wadeham, widow, my body 
to be buried in the church of B.M.V. of Ilmyster, viz., before the 
crucifix in the nave of the church next the altar of the Holy 
Cross. To Guy my son my manor at Lambroke. To the high 
altar of the said church 6s. Sd. To the fraternity of the Holy 
Cross 3 s. ^d. To the church of St. Andrew I2d. To a certain 
priest celebrating in the same church to pray for me and for 
those for whom I am bound to pray 6s. Sd. To the vicar of 

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3tai)ii Crebttyan, 8nt. 197 

the same church for tithes forgotten 10s. : The cathedral church 
of Wells 4*/. Alice wife of John my son and heir a very- 
valuable girdle and two rings of gold but other ornaments of my 
body, viz., gowns, bonnets, 1 beads, rings, with all their appur- 
tenances I bequeath to Joan and Alice my daughters wishing 
Joan to have first choice except one pair of beads, and one 
golden girdle which I give to Joan Denyse my daughter. To 
Joan Potter my servant one cow and 10 sheep and 20 nobles of 
my goods. I will that an honest priest shall celebrate for my 
soul in the said church for one whole year and receive £6 for his 
stipend. To the said church for the use of sacerdotal vestments 
for that year 1 3^. 4//. To each godchild gd. or a sheep. 

Residue : John my son and heir (executor). 

Witnesses: John Wenysley, vicar there, Robert Barfote, John 
Smythe, Robert Thesser. 

Proved March 23rd, 1518. 



1518. JOHN TREVELYAN, KNT. 

. [27 .Mainwaring.] 
January 20th, 1 5 18. John Trevylyan knyght,'my body to be 
buried in the parish church or chaunsell of Netilcombe. To the 
cathedral church of Wells 6s. $d. Into the store of the 
brotherhed of Our Lady of Netilcombe 6s. %d. To the light 
before the high cross 2s. To the light before St George 2od. 
To the lights of S. Erasmus, S. Anthony, and All Soulen \2d. 
each. To the maintenance of the light before S. John the 
Baptiste $s. 4^. To the parson of Netilcombe for tithes and 
oblations forgoten 10s. I will my executors immediately after 
my decease make a chapel of Our Ladie and S. George in the 
North part of the chaunsell of Netilcombe in length of the saide 
chaunsell and in bredethe of 11 or 12 foote, after the caste and 
proportion as is contained in a bill for the making of the same 
signed with my own hand. And whereas I the said John 
Trevilian have ordained in my will made upon my lands for 
X200 in 10 years to be taken of and in my maner of 
Walesbrughe to pay all my debts, etc., I will the residue be 
bestowed in ornaments for the said chapel and to an honest 

1 Caleptra, pileus exfe/ttv cojifectus, chaptctu defeutre. ..HPucange.) 



f98 domertfet OTitR 



prest to sing and pray therein for the soules of me, my father 
and mother and all myn aunsettres and frends, both quyck and 
dede. To Jane my wife a cuppe covered called " the Myghell," 
2 gilt salts, a dosen silver spones, ioo shepe, 4 kyne, 3 horses or 
geldings and an amelyng mare, 3 fetherbeds, 3 matrases with 
ther bolsters and to every bed a coverlet a paire of blankets and 
2 pair of shetes, also the 3rd part of the stuff of my kechyn. To 
Thomas Trevilian my sonne a cuppe of silver and gilt with the 
cover with a horse 1 upon it, 2 fetherbeds with ther bolsters, to 
every bed a coverlet, a pair of blankets and 2 pair of shetes, 
8 oxen, 12 kyne, 100 shepe, 6 grete maris of Rowdon, and 
6 maris owte of Cornewall. To Elisabeth Cavell 60s. To each 
of the churches of S. Borian, S. Peiyn in Uthenoo, S. Mawgon, 
S. Mawnon, S. Marwyn, in Cornewale, a banner of S. George. 
The residue to my sonne and heir John Trevilian whom with 
John Cavell and Conande Englisshe, I make my executor. 

Overseers : Mag George Trevilian, Thomas Trevilian my 
son, maister William Cavell parson of Netilcombe and Jamys 
Clerke. 

Witnesses : Sir John Cres chaplain, Richard Baker. 

Proved at Lambeth, September 18th, 1522. 



1519. PHILIP CLOGGE. 

[17 Ayloffe.] 
April 7th, 10 Hen. VIII. Philipp Clogge of Wythepole in 
the countie of Somerset, my body to be buried in the parish 
church of Wythepole. To the parsone of the same church of 
Wythepole for forgoten tithes 3s. 4//. To the Highe Crosse of 
the said church a shepe. To the store of Oure Ladye of the 
same church a shepe. To Ihe store of Seint Andrewes in the 
said church a shepe. To Johane my wif all such stuff within 
dores as she had before that I maried with her. To John 
Clogge my servant the rest of the stuff indoors except quoyne 
and silver plate, and I make them my executors, they to find an 
honest prest for oon yere in the said church to saye dirige 
wekely on the day that I departe. I will they give no part of 

1 Arms of Trevelyan of Nettlecombe, co. Somerset : Gu, a demi-horse ar. hoofed 
and waned or, issuing out of water, in base pfr % 



3tai)n VUttfjott. 199 



my goodes to John Clogge of Marwod for diverse considera- 
tions, and specially for that the said John Clogge of Marwode is 
not my sonne. 

Proved at Lambeth, May 27th, 1519. 



1519. JOHN WELSHOTE. 

[18 Ayloffe.] 
April 26th, 15 19. John Welshote of the burghe of Wells 
in the countie of Somerset, mercer. My soul to Almighty God, 
the Blessed Virgin Mary and SS. Cuthbert and Katheryn myn 
advocates, and my body to be buried, if I die in Wells, in the 
parisshe church there as nigh the altar of S. Katheryn as 
possible. To the cathedral church of S. Andrew of Wells 20s. 
To the parish church of S. Cuthbert and to the use of the high 
altar there a newe Tablement which I have ordeined thither for 
to come, if it shall please God, if non suche come according to 
my ordeinance my bequest to be of none effecte. To every 
other altar in the said church I2rf. To my curate, master Vicar 
there for my tithes forgoten 20s. To my gostely father Sir 
Robert Carter to pray for my soule 40s. To the newe close of 
Wells ;£io. To the newe college of S. Anne in Wells iooj. To 
the house of S. John Baptist of Wells ioar. I will ;£io be 
distributed among poore people on the day of my burying, in 
the church or churchyard of S. Cuthbert's. To Isabell my wife 
a cup that was Maister Cominars, a cup with an egle in the 
toppe and 3 in the fote and all the parell of hir body, 4 fedur 
beddes, £200 in ready money with my purchases of Congresbury 
and my purchase of S. John's in Wells, that is, a tuckyngmylle at 
Keward, 1 my close next to Richard Smyth's als. Cleman with 
the tenement in Sadiller Strete wherein Isabell Robyns als. 
Sadler dwellyth. And after her the above to remayn to William 
my son. Also to my wife 3^ brode yerdis of sadd murrey 
clothe. To John Welshote my son 100 marcs, my scarlett 
gowne, my best doblett, jakett, velvet typet and powch, my 
bedis of amubir gawdid with silver and enameled, a cup that 
was Maister Tilars, a goblet which John Coper had, a fetherbed, 

1 Kelly's Directory of Somerset (1902) gives under Wells — Fry, John Samuel, corn 
miller (water), Keward mill. 



2oo &omtx$tt W&itti. 



a bolster of fethers, twoo pilowes, twoo towys, a paire of 
fustianes, a coverlete which was Bishop Tynense', a scarlett hodd 
furred with Minyver, a garnysh of pewter vessell, a lytull pott of 
silver with a white lyon on the cover, a gilt spone with an yrnage 
of Seint Antonye, a gold ring with a ^T and crowne over it, with 
the signe which is in the velvet powch, also 5 yerdes of sadd 
murrey cloth for a gowne and hood and 5 brode yerdes of 
tawnye clothe for to> make hym a black gowne and hood. To 
Julyan my doughter £100, a silver salt, a cupp bought at 
Taunton, a nutt which was Maister Grenes, a garnyssh of 
pewter vessells, 2 fetherbeddes, 2 paire of shetes a paire of 
fustians, a paire of wollen blanketts, 2 bolsters, 2 pillowes with 
two towys, a coverlet which was bought at Taunton, a silver 
spQne with an image of Saint Pawle, a cup which was maistres 
Draper's^ my gowne of beawte colour 1 and two brode yerdes of 
sadd murrey (clothe). To William my sonne a cupp that was 
maistre Comynars, £ 100 and £6 13J. \d. to by a salt and nutte, 
also a cupp with cover having in the boton the figure of a man 
with a bowe shotyng an arowe in to a well, a garnyshe of 
pewter vessells, a paire of fustians, 4 fetherbeds with almaner of 
apparell longing to them. To the same William my son all my 
londs free and purchased, except my house and land in the 
parisshe of Wedmore which I have given to the maister of 
the towne of Welles for the yere beyng and to the cominalte of 
the same to the mayntenance of a yerely obite. And I will that 
Isabell my wife and William my son my executors have the 
residue of my lands fynding an honest secular prest to syng and 
pray at the aulter of S. Erasme in the church of S. Cuthbert 
yerely until the some of £120 be paid to the said prest quarterly 
after the rate of the yerely stipende of 8 marcs, To the said 
William my son a Iytell powch covered with velvet worne with 
double rynges of silver and overgylted, my jakett of chamlett, 
my violett gowne grayned, furred with black shanks, my gowne 
furred with fox, 3 cofers oon stondeth at my beede-side, another 
of Sypres at my beddes feete, the thryde is a long cofer and 
stondith in the right hande of the enteryng in to my chamber 
where I lye, my counterbord in the same chamber and 2 broode 
yerdis of sadd murrey clothe. To the maister of the citie of 
Wells and to the cominalte of the same my house and lands in 



#o!)n OTetri&oU. 201 



Wedmore which Nicholas Pederham holdythe to the mayn- 
tenance of a yerely obite in the parisshe church of Seint 
Cuthbert's and to the vicar there present 6d, to every preest 
likewise 4*/., to every clerke lykewise 2d. To. the maister of the 
Towne being present 12*/., to the belman id., to the churchwar- 
dens for 4 tapers qd. and to the poore of the Almeshouse of 
Wells 12*/., the portions of those absent being disposed in almes 
among poore people by the discrecion of the maister of the towne 
for the tyme being. And if the maister and cominalte kepe not 
the obite as above then I will the prior and convent of S. John's 
in Welles entre into the said house and lands keping the obite 
in their church, the prior being present having 6d. y ever broder 
prest 4*/., every novice 2d, the belman id, and the poore of the 
Almeshouse I2d. t for the wast of 4 tapers, 4*/. And to kepe the 
said obit I will a paire of Indentures be made by my executors 
specifying the said ordinance oon with the Maister and 
Cominalte, the other with the Prior and Convent. Moreover I 
will my executors fynde an honest secular prest to syng for a 
hole yere at the aulter of the Blessed Virgin Seint Katheryn in 
the church of S. Cuthbert paying him 6 marcs quarterly for his 
stipend. To my sister Alice Stryde lod. To John Goldewyche 
my servant 2od. beside his wages, and 3^ brode yerdis of brode 
tawny clothe. To Johan Hooper my cosyn 40s. To Agnes 
Richardes my syster's daughter £3 6s. Sd. To Waulter Stryde 
4 brode yerdis of tawny clothe. To John Jones my servant 40s. 
and 4^ brode yerdis of tawny clothe. I forgyve Robert Bracy 
late my servant all detts he owes me, and besides that I give 
him 4 brode yerdis of black clothe for a gowne. Also I forgyve 
Thomas Colson and Christopher Yong all detts owed to me and 
I give them the same. To John Hyckes of Chewe 4 brode 
yerdes of black clothe for a gowne. To Welthian More 3 
brode yerdes of black clothe. I forgyve Richard Clode, Thomas 
Hayne, John Bonar all detts owed to me and to John Bonar 4^ 
brode yerdes of murrey clothe and my gray gilding. To John 
Coke of London marchante tailor 4J brode yerdes of sadd 
murrey clothe and to Sir John Orchard 5 ditto. The residue of 
the said murrey clothe to be kytte into Typpetts. Furthermore 
if my daughter Julian decease before mariage, my bequests to 
hir to remayn to William my son and if he die my bequests to 

2 D 



202 &omerdft WLilU. 



him to be divided into 3 parts, to Isabell my wif, to John my 
son and Julian my doughter, preserving my lands to my next 
heire, he paying quarterly to the prest singing at the aulter of 
S. Erasmys 26s. Sd. My wif to have the house she dwellith in 
as long as she lives sole until William my son have power to 
inhabit the same. The residue to Isabell my wife and William 
my son, my executors. Overseers : Sir John Orchard, preste, 
John Coke of London, marchante tailor, and John Bonar of 
Wells, and to each £10. The said John Coke and John Bonar 
to stand instead of my son William until he be of age to act as 
executor. Yeven at Wells, the day and yere above. 

Witnesses : Sir John Gy and Sir Henry Lovell, prestes, and 
Robert Bekham of the diocese of Norwich notary papall. 

Proved at Lambeth, June 16th, 1519. 



1519. ALICE PARYS. 

[27 Ayloffe.] 

May 31st, 1519. Alice Parys widow of Charde, my body to 
be buried in the church of Charde. Fabric of the church of Wells 
Sd. Church of Chard 10s. Service of B.M. of Charde 6s. Sd. 
Service of St. Katerine there 6s. Sd. Church of Cherdstock 
6s. Sd. Vicar of Cherdstock for tithes forgotten 6s. Sd. 
Thomas Pares my servant 6 oxen one plough with all appurte- 
nances and 20 ewes and 20 wethers one bed complete between 
the said Thomas and Joan his sister 6 silver spoons and one 
brass pot. Joan my servant my best girdle and best beads 
and one pan to the measure of a bushel 3 cows 40 sheep 
20 bushels of corn 8 bushels of malt. To each of my god- 
children one ewe. Thomas Swayne 100 wethers. Richard 
Skorche 2 cows. Church of Thornecombe 6s. Sd. Church of 
Uplyme 6s. Sd. Peter Mores one heifer. Sir John White 
6s. Sd. 

Residue : John Parys als. Courte my son (executor). 

Overseers : Wm. Walrond Esquire, to whom 6s. Sd. and 
Thomas Swayne. 

Witnesses: Sir John White, clerk, James Livell, clerk, Sir 
John Clappe, Thomas Wardall, John Selwood, John Bruer. 

Proved March 10th, 1519. 



SWfjn Ci)pfefe. 203 



1519. JOHN JOYCE. 

[21 Ayloffe.] 

August 26th, 1519. John Joyce, the elder of Corscombe 
[Croscombe] clothier, in the countie of Somerset, my body to be 
buried in the church of Corscombe at the chauncell Doore by 
the corpus of Alice late my wife on whos soule Jhu have mercy. 
To the cathedral church of Wells $s. 4*/. To the high aulter of 
the parissh church of Corscombe for my thithes and offerings 
forgoten 3s. 4*/. To the high aulter of Dyndre 2od. To the 
mayntynce of the body of the churche there 2od. To the 
parisshe church of Pulton ^s. 4*/. To the chapell of Wutton 
3^. 4//. To the charterhouse of Witham 6s. 8d. To the charter- 
house of Henton 6s. 8d. To every place of the foure orders of 
friars of Bristow 20s. To the college of Seint Anne sett in the 
Mountry Lane of Wells 10s. To my brother William Joyce a 
lyned gowne. To everych of our godchildern \2d. To every 
chauntery preest of Corscombe 3s. \d. To Margarete my wif 
;£ioo. To Elisabeth my doughter the wif of John Mores my 
second best panne, my second best crocke and 20 shepe. To 
John my son £40 sterling. To every of my foure other childern 
£20 to be delivered to my sons at the age of 20 yeres and to my 
doughters at their mariage, and if any die their part to be devidea 
at the discrecion of Margaret my wife their moder. The 
residue to Margaret my wife and executrice. 

Overseers : William Goodeall and Morgan Phylipp, each 
having 6s. 8d. for their labor. Yeven at Corscombe the day and 
yere abovesaid. 

Witnesses : Maister John Edmunds, clerke, Chanon reciden- 
sarye of Wells, Henry Cornysshe Burges of Wells, Syr John Yaa, 
prest curate of Corscombe, Richard Buckland, John Philipps 
and John Mors the yonger. Witness by me John Joyce here- 
unto desired and required. 

Proved at Lambeth, September 19th, 1519. 

1519. JOHN THYKK. 

[25 Ayloffe.] 
November 3rd, 1519. John Thykk of Bayford, my body to 
be buried in the church of St. Lawrence of Cooklyngton. To 



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the mother church of Wells \6d. Church of Stoke Trister 2od. 
To each of my children 2 heifers. Margery my servant one 
heifer. John my servant 3s. 4*/. John Thikke my brother 
3^. 4d. To each of my sisters one sheep. Joan Marchell one 
sheep, each godchild ^d. My father 6s. $d. My mother 
6s. 8d. John Bowe one tunic. Richard Dier one tunic. To my 
son Thomas one house in the town of Wilcolten [Wincanton]. 

Residue : Joan my wife and John my son (executors). 

Overseers : Richard Thykke my brother, Thomas Wilton 
and William Prest. 

Witnesses: Sir Richard Plemley, rector of Stoke Trister, 
Richard Thikk, Thomas Wilton, Wm. Prest and Richard J adobe. 

Proved February 10th, 1519. 

1519. THOMAS LAWNDER. 

[24 Ayloffe.] 

December 7th, 1519. Thomas Lawnder of Pensforde in the 
parish of Publoo, my body to be buried in the parish church of 
Publoo. Cathedral church of Wells \2d. Sir Geoffrey, curate 
of Publoo I2d. John Lawnder my best gown, my best doublet 
and my best bombicinum, anglice " jakett." Joan Priston a pot 
containing 3 gallons, a pan containing 8 gallons my best bed 
called " flokkbed " and a pair of sheets. Agnes Fleger that 
bed with all its belongings in which she sleeps and one small 
pot. William Lawnder one goblet of silver called " a pownce 
pece of silver." Parish church of All Saints of Publoo, and the 
chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr of Pensforde one "pipe de 
Woode." 

Residue : Thomas Afourede (executor). 

Witnesses: Sir Geoffrey curate of Publoo, John Mortimer 
and Walter Stevyns. 

Proved January 13th, 1519. 



1519. JOHN CATCOTE. 

[27 Ayloffe.] 
January 7th, 1 5 19. John Catcote of Shepton Malet, my body 
to be buried before the altar of B.M.V. in the church of St. Peter 
of Sheppton. Mother church of Wells id. The four lights of 



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the said church 2s. 8d. To the bells 2od. To the said church 
to. have my name put in the missal 3^.4*/. To the high altar 
for tithes forgotten 4s. Sir John Catcote my son 10s. Agnes 
Pitt my daughter 13s. <\d. Alice Borne 10s. Joan Fitz-james 
my daughter 10s. John Catcote senior 6s. 8d. John Catcote 
junior 6s. 8d. William Catcote junior 6s. 8d. For a suitable 
priest to pray and celebrate for my soul for one year £6. For 
the repair of the church of Upton $s. ^d. Thomas Catcote my 
brother 3^. ^d. Margery Pitt \2d. and Robert Pytt \2d. 

Residue: Katherine my wife and Wm. Catcote my son 
(executors). 

Overseers : Sir John Catcote and John Borne, Esquire, to 
whom for his labour 6s. 8d. 

Proved March 16th, 1519. 



1519. ROGER MORRTS. 

[24 Ayloffe.] 

January 9th, 1519. Roger Morrys of Corscombe [Cros- 
combe] in the countie of Somerset clothier, my body to be 
buried in the chauncell of Corscombe before Our Lady. To the 
cathedral church of Seint Andrew of Wells I2d. To the highe 
aulter of Corscombe for tythes and oblacions forgotcn 2od. To 
the chauntery of Corscombe 20s. to pray for my soule and the 
soules of my twoo wifes Johanna and Agnes. To the curate of 
Corscombe I2d. To my sonne John Morres a blewe gowne. 
To my elder doughter Johanna Bokeland 2od. To Johanna my 
yonger doughter a dozen silver spones, and oon of that dosen 
spones is broken that is of another sorte, and a maser with a rose 
in the bothome and a flocke-bedde complete with tester and 
siler and 6 coshens, and half the peauter and brasse that was 
myne before the mariage of me and Agnes my wife, and a 
tabill borde such oon as pleysith Agnes my wif to deliver to hir. 
To Agnes my wife 3 quarters of Wood and a clothe. The 
residue to Agnes my wife and executrix. 

Proved at Lambeth, February 17th, 1519. 



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1519. PHILIP BYSSE. 

[26 Ayloffe.] 

January 18th, 1519. Philip Bysse, my body to be buried in 
the parish church of Stoke Myghell before the altar of B.M. 
Cathedral church of Wells I2d. Church of Stoke my best gown. 
Richard Bisse my second gown. Simon Brice my third gown. 
John Toms another gown. Joan my wife my bed with its 
belongings. James Bisse my nephew all the right and title, 
and term of my years which I have in that tenement in Lee super 
Mendepe called "Alford-place " with all the lands closes meadows, 
etc., with mountain land and other appurtenances which I have 
of the lease {dimissione) of William Carrant Esquire and all my 
charter to have and to hold to the said James and his assigns 
for ever. 

Residue : John Bisse my elder son and James Bisse 
(executors). 

Proved May 14th, 1520. 

1519. WILLIAM BURGIS. 

[25 Ayloffe.] 
February 10th, 1519. William Burgis, clerk, rector of Chesil- 
borowgh. My body to be buried within the chancel of the Apostles 
Peter and Paul of the church of Chesilborowgh. Church of Wells 
Sd. Church of Chesilborowgh 20s. Chapel of B.M.V. of West 
Chinnoke 5*. Church of Northam sub Hamdon 3^. 4*/. Master 
Giles Stranguishe Esquire my cup of silver and gilt with a cover. 
Master vicar of Myryatt 6s. Sd. To the same for injury done 
$s. Sir Thomas Burges my cousin six books to be chosen by 
him, and two best gowns my best tunic of worsted and my best 
doublet of worsted and my " compendium "* of sarcinett and my 
best " compendium " of welvet. Sir Nicholas Langdon 6s. Sd. 
Sir John Watt 6s. Sd. and my gown of muster de viles. The 
fraternity of Stoke St. Gegory 20s. and one ox of two years and 
all the goods which Alice Spyryge my cousin left in my custody. 
John Bruges my cousin 20s. my plough with its belongings one 
bed at the will of Master Stranguishe and enough wood for a 
new plough, one ox of three years and half of the goods belong- 

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ing to the kitchen with my best pan. Richard Millard 3^. 4*/. 
I owe him for geese bought 14*/. William Myllard 3s. <\d. 
Thomas Newton $s. 4*/. Robert Willis one ox of three years. 
Joan Whytbrede 6s. 8d. Wm. Whytbrede 6s. Sd. John Hoggis 
4 marks. Wm. Brown 4 marks for his labour about my burial. 

Residue : Master Stranguishe (executor). 

Witnesses : John Hoggs, William Brown, Guy Ardron, John 
Willis, Thomas Whytbrede. 

Proved at Lambeth, August 27th, 1519. 

1520. RICHARD HOLMEDE. 

[32 Ayloffe.] 

August 25th, 1520. Richard Holmede, of Bruton, tucker, 
and of the diocese of Bath and Wellis. My body to bee buryed 
within the parisshe churche of Bruton in the southe ile by the 
founte. To our moder churche of Wellis 2od. To the making 
of the bellis in the saide parisshe churche 20s. To the same for 
my buriall, 6s. Sd. To the fraternytye of Our Ladye in the saide 
churche a grinding stone. To the Abbot of the monastery of 
Bruton 6s. Sd. To every of his brothers 4*/. To Mag. Prior of 
Turbrigge, {sic) 10s. To the Augustyne Friers of Bristoll 2s. 6d. 
To the whyte fryers there 2s. 6d. To the Fryors of Evelchester 
2s. 6d. To the friers of Bridgewater 2s. 6d. To Cristian, my 
doughter, iiij peyres of Tuckers sheris, vi platters, six podingers 
and six sawceres, too crockes, a basyn, a laver of brasse, a 
chafing-disshe, iiij candelstyckes, a new flock bed, too harnes 
gyrdells oon is a sangwyn corse with gilte harnes and the other 
is a blew corse with whyte harneyis ungilte, ten poundis in 
moneye. To William Blakmore the best apparell that longith 
to my bodye as my best gowne, my beste doublet, my best sherte, 
my best hosyn, and my beste cappe, and xv bushells of Barly. 
To John Faile, the elder, my secunde beste gowne. To Symond 
Holmede, my brother, a gowne and a cote. To Thomas Stary 
my beste cote. 

The residue to Isabell, my wif, whiche Isabell I make my 
executrix with the supervision of Styphen Chyke and Willm 
Smyth, Sir William Clement with other moo. 

Dated the day and yere abovesaid. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 3rd, 1520. 



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1520. THOMAS TUTT. 

[6 Mainwaring.] 

January 20th, 1520. Thomas Tutt. My body to be 
buried in the church of St. John the Baptist of Frome. To the 
cathedral church of Wells 1 2d. To the church of Frome 20s. To 
the high cross 1 lb. of wax. To the high altar and to the altars of 
the Blessed Mary and St. Andrew, to each of them, one sheet. To 
the church of Warmyster, 6s. Sd. To the church of Walfrinton 
[Wolverton] 6s. Sd. To the churches of Buklond and Lolington 
2od. (each). To each of my godsons ^d. To my son, Thomas 
Tutt, 40^. To William, my son, £5. To John Tutt, my son, 
£5. To Robert, my son, £5. To Alice, my daughter, £10. 
To the House of Charterhowse Wytham 20s. To the House 
of Charterhowse Henton 6s. 8d. To William Catcott 20s. ; 
that they may be friendly to my wife. 

Residue : To Alice, my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Master John Taylor, vicar, Sir Richard Asshe, 
William Catcott, and William Tutgay. 

Proved at Lambeth, March 16th, 1520. 



1520. RICHARD GORNEY. 

[16 Maynwaring.] 
February 25th, 1520. Richard Gorney, my body to be 
buried in the yle of Our Lady within the parissh churche of 
Cory Malett To the cathedral church of Wells I2d. To the 
church of Corymalet 3-r. 4*/. yerely for six years to the main- 
tenance of the church warkes as my mynde was shuld there be 
done. To the chapell of St James for six yeres 2od, so that it 
be served accordingly. To each of my godchildern 4^. To my 
welbeloved wife, Edith Gorney, myn astate of all my lands and 
tenements in Somerset, which be enfeoffed and wherof are 
seased, Henry Thornton, Esq., Marmaduke Mauncell, Esq., 
Thomas Dekyn, preist, and Richard Bawman, to the use of 
Edithe, my wife, and to my children as follows. After my 
wife's deth my youngest son, Richard Gorney, godson to 
Richard Osgood and John Saunders, of Bruggewater, merchaunte, 
to have all my lands to him and to his heires in fee for ever- 



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more, and for default of issue to Alexander Gorney, my son, 
and in default of issue to him, to my son, Henry Gorney, and 
in default of issue to him, to my son, Thomas Gorney, and in 
default of issue of his, to John Gorney, and in default of issue 
of him, to Richard Gorney, my eldest son, and after his decesse 
to my doughters in generall and their heires. And if my goods 
cannot fulfil my legacies and pay my detts, my wife, Edith, to 
sell part of my lands. 

The residue to Edithe, my wife and executrix. 

Overseer: Philippe Fullford, Esq., and to him 20s. To 
Henry Thornton, Esq., 20s. To Sir Thomas Dekyn, priest, and 
Richard Bawman 6s. Sd. each ; to be good to my wife and to 
help her in her nedes. 

Witnesses : John Sawnders and Richard Peverell. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 30th, 1521. 



1520. JAMES GOLDE. 

[l6 JANKYN.] 

March 1st, 1520. James Golde. My body to holy burial. 
To the cathedral church of Wells 6s. Sd. To the high altar of 
the parish church of Crokern 6s. Sd. To the Fraternity of the 
Holy Trinity of Crokern 6s. Sd. To the chapel of Seborough 
6s. Sd. To the chapel of Mysterton 6s. Sd. To the church of 
North Perott 6s. Sd. To the church of Hasylbere 6s. Sd. To 
each of the churches of the name of Chynock within the deanery 
of Yvelchester 6s. Sd. To the six sons of John Hayball, of 
Crokern, 20s. each. 

Residue to my wife, Margaret Golde, of Seborough, and Sir 
John Criche, clerk (supervisors). 

Witnesses: Sir John Criche, Sir John Webbe, John 
Brownyng, Thomas Prynce. 

Proved at Lambeth, March 16th, 1530. 



1521. JOHN CARTER. 

[22 Porch.] 
March 26th, 1521. John Carter, the elder, of Corscombe, in 
the county of Somerset, clothier. My body to be buried if I 
decesse in Corscombe in the yelde or gilde of holy St Anne 

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under the foot of hir image in the parish church there. To the 
cathedral church of Wells 12*/. To the high awter of the parish 
church of Corscombe, in recompense of my tithyngs forgotten, 
3-r. 4*/. I remitte to John Carter, my sonne, £6, which he oweth 
unto me upon rekenyng. Edmonde Carter, my sonne, £20, a 
pipe of woode, a standing cupp of silver with a cover, and six 
silver spones of my mark, which are to be delivered to him after 
the decease of his mother. To Maister Richard Carter, my 
sonne, to pray for my soul and all Christian soules £6 13s. 4d. 
I remitte to Owyne Porter £30, which he doth owe unto me. 
To Joane, my doughter, his wife, a standing cupp of silver with 
a cover, and 6 silver spones of my marke after the death of her 
mother. To every child of the said Owyne and Joane 40?. 
Emme Carter, my sonne William Carter's doughter, 4.0s. My 
godsonne, John Carter, 40s. Joane Cooke, my doughter, my 
standing cup of silver and gilt with a cover and six silver spones 
of Champion's mark, after hir moder's death, and to every child 
of the same Joane Cook 40s. To every of the children of my 
doughter Emme deceased 40s. 

Residue : Joane, my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : My sons-in-law, John Cook and Owyne Porter 
(each £10). 

Witnesses : I have sett my seale. 

Present : Maister Thomas Roger, notary papall, maker herof, 
Richard Mowill, Edward Wyndesore, of Corscombe, aforesaid. 

Proved April nth, 1527. 



1521. RICHARD QUARRE. 

[14 Mainwaring.] 

June 26th, 1521. Richard Quarre. My body to be buried 

in holy grave. Mother church of Wells I2d. The four lights 

of the church of St Peter, of Shepton Malet, 8d. The bells of 

the same church 4*/. To have my name placed on the missal 

Residue : Margaret Quarre, my wife (executrix^. 
Witnesses: Sir John Michell, William Smythe. 
Proved August 23rd, 1521. 



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1521. MARGARET QUARRE. 

[14 Mainwaring.] 

June 27th, 1521. Margaret Quarre. My body to holy 
burial. To the mother church of St. Andrew of Wells $s. ^d. 
To place my name in the missal 3s. 4*/. To the fraternity of 
the Blessed Mary of Shepton to pray for my soul for ever 6s. $d. 
To the bells there 6d. To the four lights Sd. To St. Mary at the 
font my wedding ring. To the fraternity of the Blessed Mary 
a sheet. To Thomas Cockis, my brother, 20s. To John Cockis, 
my brother, 20s. To my said brothers in equal portions all 
wearing apparell not bequeathed, both mine and that of my 
former husband. 

Residue: to John Quarre, Thomas Quarre, Alice Quarre, 
and Agnes Quarre, my sons and daughters (executors). I 
entrust my said brothers, Thomas Cockis and John Cockis, with 
the custody of them and their goods and legacies until they 
come to lawful age. 

Overseer : Master Thomas Strowde (to whom 3s. 4*/.). 

Witnesses : Sir John Michell, William Smyth. 

Proved August 23rd, 1521. 



1521. JOHN PORTMAN. 

[l6 M A YN WARING.] 

July 1st, 1521. 8 Hen. VIII. John Portman. My body 
to be buried in the church of the Priory in Taunton before 
the high cross, nigh the pulpit, if I die at Orchard or within 
three myle of Taunton, and if at any other place in the parish 
church there before the high cross. My detts to be paid. To 
Nethway £12. To the executors of Roger Newborough ,£5. 
To the mother church of Wells 3s. 4//. To the priory church of 
Taunton 20s. And to the prior 20s. To the persone of 
Orchard for tithes forgotten 6s. Sd. To the church of Orchard 
toward the making of the Tower 40s. To the church of St. 
Mary Magdalen in Taunton y. 4*/. To the church of St. James 
there y. ^d. To the gyle [gaol] of Northcorey 10s. To my 
doughter 100 marke. To my son, John, £10. To my son 
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will all my legacies and detts be paid of the issues and profits of 
all my lands and tenements except those reserved to my wife 
and to my son's wife to their joynters. To my wife my ferme 
at Pymperne in the countie of Dorset with all the shepe there 
duryng myn interest in the same ferme. 

The residue to my said wife and to my son, William Port- 
man, my executors. 

Overseer : the Prior of Taunton. 

Proved at Lambeth, October 30th, 1521. 



1521. JOHN YNG. 

[14 Mainwaring.] 

July 1 8th, 1521. John Yng of Shepton Malett My body 
to be buried in the church of St Peter of Shepton Malet before 
the altar of St. John Baptist. Mother church of Wells I2d. 
Rector for tithes forgotten 20*/. Four lights of the said church 
16*/. The bells there \2d. Sir John Michell curate 12*/. Each 
of my godchildren 4*/. Each of my six children £6 13J. 4<t. 

Residue : Alice my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : John Bokelond, to whom 6s. &d. 

Witnesses : Edmund Champion, John Hill. 

Proved August 23rd, 1521. 



1521. THOMAS HALL. 

[17 Mainwaring.] 

August 9th, 1521. Thomas Hall of Chew. My body to be 
buried in the chapel of B.M. of Chew. Mother church of Wells 
I2</. High altar of Chew 12 J. Church of Chew 20s. Chapel 
of B.M. of Chew 20s. Alice my wife £20. John at Hall my 
son £6 1 3 s. 4d. Joan Olyver my daughter £6. Sir John 
Barry 6s. Sd. 

Residue : Thomas at Hall my son (executor). 

Witnesses : Sir John Barry, curate, John Storow. 

Proved October 8th, 1521. 



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1521. WILLIAM BOWRE. 

[18 Mainwaring.] 

August 26th, 1521. William Bowre. My body to be 
buried in the church of Saint Andrew of Mellis. To Seynt 
Andrew of Wellis $s. To the churche of Mellis £4. To Our 
Lady of Mellis £3. To my iij children £60, yf so be that eny 
of them die, that childis part to remayne to them that be alive. 
And if they all departe, the hole money to be gevyn to a 
preste to saie masse for me and them in Mellis churche as the 
mony will extende. To a preste a yere £6. At my burying 
and at four wekis £14. To my wife £40 and half my housholde 
and to my childern the other half. To every one of them a cup 
with a cover. And I wolde that my wife chese first and every 
child chese after as thei be in age. To my goostly father Sir 
Stephen Edmondis 6s. 8d. To Petronyll Folyat two oxen. To 
every of my godchildern 12*/. I make Robert Bower, Thomas 
Molon and John Style supervisors, and I bequeth to them iij 
for their labor £1$. I make my iij childern, executors. 
Witness, Sir Stephen Edmondis, preste, Henry Plesans, John 
Pary, and Thomas Coolis. 

Proved at Lambeth, November 23rd, 1521. 



GILES BENET. 

[19 Maynwaring.] 
November 5th, 1521. Giles Benet. My body to be buried 
in the church of St. John Baptist of Yevell at the door of the 
choir. Cathedral church of Wells I2dl High altar of the 
church of St. John Baptist of Yevyll for tithes forgotten 6s. 8d. 
To the said church and to the common memory of souls 20s. 
To a suitable priest to celebrate in the said church for one whole 
year for my soul and for my friends and benefactors 10 marks, 
and I will that the said priest be present at all divine offices in 
the same church in his surplice to help as other chantry priests 
in the same church are wont to do. To each priest in the said 
church for my exequies and burial I2d. Elisabeth Horsey wife 
of John Horsey senior to pray for my soul 20s. Giles Horsey 
my godson 20s. Giles Benet my godson 20s. Giles Wynter my 



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godson 20s. Alexander my elder son twenty sheep. Robert 
Hale 20 sheep. Robert Rugge my servant 6s. 8d. John 
Mershe 3s. 4*/. Master Burnell and his wife 20s. To each 
godson unmarried one sheep viz., a yewe. Giles Grene my 
godson 20s. Agnes Hale wife of Robert Hale 20s. John Hale 
son of the said Robert Hale 20s. Said Robert Hale my 
black horse. William Rugge my servant 6s. Sd. Elen my servant 
6s. Sd. 

Residue : Edith my wife and William my younger son 
(executors). 

Overseer : Master John Horsey, senior, to him 20s. 

Witnesses : Master William Forde, vicar, Thomas Stalbrige, 
Alexander Benet. 

Proved December 4th, 1521. 



1522. WILLIAM LORD STOURTON, KNT. 

[17 BODFELDE.] 

Friday after the feast of Corpus Christi, 1522. William 
Stourton, Lord Stourton knight My body to be buried in the 
new chapel of the B.V.M. in the church of St. Peter of Stourton. 
To the mother church of Sarum 6s. $d. To the Friars 
Preachers of Sarum 10s. To each of my servants (generosi) 20s. 
and of my valets 13^.4*/. To William Ratclyff my chaplain 
20.?., and to John, chaplain, 20s. To William Hertgill 100s. 
To Robert Nonne 20s. To John Cokill 20s. To Christopher 
Stourton esquire 20 marks. 

Residue : To Edward Stourton esquire my brother, and to 
William his son and heir (executors). 

Witnesses : John Sylley rector of Stourton, William Ratclyff, 
William Hertgill, Robert Nonne, John Cokull. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, March 16th, 1523. 



1522. WILLIAM ROWSEWILL. 

[i BODFELDE.] 

September 20th, 1522. William Rowsewill. My body to 
be buried in the church of Hylffarens. To our moder church of 
Wellys 6d. To the church of Hylffarens 13s. 4*/. To the 



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churche of Oke 6s. 8d. To Alice, Johane, and Alice my 
doughters ^ioa pece yf they be not maried or otherwise sett 
furthe by my tyme and to Mawde 5 marc in like maner, and to 
Johane Whitknyt 6s. %d. And to mag Harry ,£20, to kepe 
hym to his lernyng, and to Adam half the detts of Cornewall, 
and to John my yonge sonne my free londe at Mowrbat 
[Morebath] and Bere of that I bought of Salter after me and 
my wife. To Sir John 6s. $d. a yere for the tyme of Sir John 
lyfe for his bequest. To Sir Robert my curat 3.9. 4*/. for to pray 
for me. To John my yong sonne my fflok of Oterford with his 
appurtenances. 

The residue to Sir John my son and Johane my wife, my 
executors. 

Witnesses : Sir Robert Chesterton. William Whitknyt, 
William Hyll and William Comer. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, January 14th, 1522. 



1522. GEORGE SYDENHAM. 

[l6 BODFELDE.] 

October nth, 1522. George Sydenham. My soul to 
Almighty God, the Blessed Mary and St. John the Evangelist 
my patron and my body to be buried in the cathedral church of 
Sarum if it can be conveniently done. For my burial, if the 
chapter permit it there 20f., but if not, I will my body be buried 
in the house of the Friars Minors and the said 20s. given to 
them. To the mother church of Sarum if I am buried there, 
,£13 for intercessions and prayers .to be had in the nave of the 
church there as the custom is, but if not the said sum shall be 
distributed among the poor. To the churches of Ardington, 
Creche and Byrfford 40*. each. To a suitable chaplain to 
celebrate for one year for my soul and my parents' souls 
8 marks. 

Residue : John Sydenham of the parish of Creche and 
William Sydenham of Taunton (executors). 

Overseer : John Sydenham of Brympton. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, January 22nd, 1523. 



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1522. ROBERT HONYWODE. 

[2 BODFELDE.] 

December 25th, 1522. Robert Honywode, Archdiacon of 
Bath and chanon of the King's College of Wynnessore. My 
body to be buried in the chapell where the Duchesse of Exceter 
lieth buried in the College of Wynnessore by the awter. At 
the day of my burying to Maister Dean if he be present 6s. Sd. 
To every chanon present jr. 4//. To every petycanon present 
2s. To every vicar and chauntry prest 20d. To every clerk 
1 2d. To every chorister 4*/., so that the Dean and chanons and 
other ministers sing placebo with dirige and masse of Requiem 
for my soule and all those for whom I am bound to pray. As 
soon as possible after the day of my sepulture 1,000 masses to 
be done and caused to be said by my executors satisfactorie for 
my soule and mag James Goldwell' soul and all christian soules. 
At the day of my burying £20 to be disposed among pour 
people, *>., to every pour housholder 2od. and to every other pour 
body 4//. At the day of my trigintall I will there be done and 
sung "placebo " and " dirige," with masse of requiem by the Dean 
and otner ministers, having for their labour as at my burial. 
To each of myn executors a blak gowne. To each of my 
servants a blake gown. To 8 pour men to bere 8 torches a blak 
gowne to each. To the college of the chapell in the felds in 
Norwiche 40J. To the Dean of the same college if he be present 
2od. To every preest there in the same college \2d. To the 
Coristers there 20*/., so that they sing " placebo " and " dirige " 
with masse of requiem for my soule and the soule of mag James 
Goldwell. To the Abbes of Burnham 6s. Sd. To every nonne 
there $s. 4*/. so that, at the day of my burying, at the day of the 
moneth and oons in every week between both, they say 
" placebo " and " dirige " with comendacions, and every day 
during the moneth the third part of Our Ladie sawlter for my 
soule. To Maister Provost of the college of Eton 6s. Sd. To 
every fellowe there 5^. To every chapleyn there 2od. and to 
every clerk \2d. so that they sing " placebo " and " dirige " with 
masse of requiem at the day of my burying. To the sub- 
chaunter of Wynnessore for his diligence in the day of my 
burying 6s. id. To each of my servants 20s. and the horse they 



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be wont to ryde on, or else the price of the same horse. To 
master Orchard 40$". To my chapelyn Sir Edmond 40J., and the 
horse he usith to ryde on. To each of my servants a quarter's 
wages after the rate of the yere. To Sir John Mundy 40J., a 
blak gown, a quarter's comons in the newe Comons and my 
newe portius. To master Orchard my servant, a fetherbed. 
All my lands that I have purchased in the parish of Clewre 
and in Estburneham I bequeth as follows : — My house and land 
in the parish of Clewre to the college of All Sowles in Oxford, 
for which I will the wardeyn and felowes there celebrate an 
anniversary for my soule perpetually, for which I will they have 
on the day of the anniversary, of the rents of my land at Clewre 
every man after the rate according to the discretion of the 
Wardeyn and the more part of the company there. I will my 
executors make sale of my house and land in Est Burneham 
and make the moost that they can of it, and dispose it for my 
soule as they think most pleasing to God. The residue to be 
disposed in virtuous dedes and charitable werkes of mercy and 
pitie according to the discretion of my executors. And I make 
my executors Master John Chambr Deane of the College of 
St. Stevyns at Westmyster, my brother Master John Honywode, 
Master Robert Wodford, Master William Wyneyard, Sir 
Edmonde Woodfende and Sir John Barrat and to each of them 
,£3 6s. %d. Supervisor, Master John Hales, one of the Barons 
of Thexchequier and to him £3 6s. Sd. In witness wherof I 
have set my signet. 

Witnesses : Sir John Mundy prest, Maister Orchard, Thomas 
Philippis, Thomas Trubschawe. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, February 26th, 1522. 



1522. HENRY PAUNSCEPOTE. 

[2 BODFELDE.] 

January 1st, 1522, 12 Henry VIII. I, Henry Paunscefote of 
Fulleston St. Petyr in the countie of Wiltes gentilman, make by 
goode advisement hole, without any bodely sykenes and with my 
right mynde, not vexed ne troubled as for this present tyme with 
no thinge that shuld lett me to sett my mynde to this occupation 
which with Our Lorde's mercy I purpose to take in hande, and 

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that is, to make my testament and lest will, to thentent that 
when my bodely sykenes or deth cometh unto me of Our Lord's 
sonde, that 1 may take it in pacience and attende to dye and not 
to be troubled ne vexed with the worlde in nothinge, but only 
attende the will of Our Lord Jhu Crist and salvacion of my soule, 
for many causes that moveth me. My soul to Almighty God, 
Our Lord Jhu Crist the which sufferid his precious passion for 
Our Redcmpcion and to Our Blissid Lady the Moder of Jhu 
Crist, most pure chast chosyn virgyn, and to my goode Angell 
the which Our Lord ordeyned to have the conduyte and guyding 
of my soule . . , and my body to be buried in church or church- 
yard where I die. I will if Alice my wif or my exors cannot, 
4 years after my decesse, purchase lands and tenements in 
Somerset or Wiltes to the yearly value of ios. and finish my 
father's chauntryc, Sir Walter Paunscefote knt. in Compton 
Paunsccfote in Somerset, wherfor ,£10 was delivered unto me by 
Mary Baunfeldc widow, executrice of the testament of Petyr 
Baunfclde then the said £10 to be given by my wife or my exors 
to John Brent of Cosington esq., John Whiting of Woode esq. 
and they to purchase lands to the yerely value of ios. for the 
performance of the said Chaunterye according to the will of the 
said Petyr Baunfeldc. Also my wife within two years after my 
decease to bestow £4 on such ornaments as be most nedeful for 
the chauntryc, which £4 with 13s. 4^. by me paid for the ex- 
penses in the Lawe for the defense of lands called Sydenham's 
lands in Shaftesbury, parcell of the said chauntery lands ageynst 
one Sydenham, I receyved a fyne. To Margery my doughter 
to hir preferment in mariage 100 marcs so that she be ruled and 
guyded in hir mariage by my wife or overseers and take noo 
husbond without her assent And yf she do contrary, to have 
no peny of my goodes, but the 100 marcs to be then bestowed 
in almesdedes. To my wife Alice all my lands in Fulstone, 
Wylton and Quedehampton in Wiltes and in Bayford Halton 
Maperton and Weston Bamfeld in Somerset, for terme of hir life 
without impechment of waste, and after her decesse they shall 
remain to the second son of Margery my doughter and his heirs, 
and in default of issue, to Mawde Brent my nece, wife of John 
Brent esq., and to her heirs, of all which lands I have made a 
feoffment To the grey freers in Sarum 3s. 4*/. To the blak 



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freres 3s. 4*/. to pray for my soule. To the parish of Fulstone 2 
kyne. To the curat or parson there for tithes not paid 6s. Sd. 
To the Abbes and Covent of Wilton 10 lb. of wex. To the 
cathedrall church of Sarum 3s. 4*/. To the monastery of Edyn- 
don 6s. Sd. To Alice my wife my years to come in Burdensballe 
which I have in ferme. To every manservant in my house 2od. 
To every maiden-servant 12*/. The residue to Alice my wife 
and executrice, she to order it in almes dedes or otherwise at her 
discrecion. 

Overseers : John Brent, John Skeling and Thomas Eliot, 
esquiers, and to each of them 20s. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, January 27th, 1522. 



1522. JOHN PARIS ALS. ACOURT. 

[13 BODFELDE.] 

February 27th, 1522. John Parys alias Acowrt of Charde. 
My body to be buried in the church of Charde. High altar of 
Charde for tithes forgotten 3s. ^d. Mother church of Wellys 6d. 
Fabric of the church of Charde to be placed in the Sunday bead- 
roll 6s. $d. Altar of B.M. \2d. To each priest of the same 
church to pray for me I2d. My six children ,£40, viz., to each 
£6 1 is. 4d. I will that £6 be expended on the hire of a fit 
priest to celebrate an anniversary for my soul. Master William 
Walronde esquire 10s. to give good counsel to my wife and 
children. To each godchild one sheep of two years price \2d. 

Residue : Isabel my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : John Selwode, John Bowdych, William Smyth, 
and Robert Brangwyn. 

Witnesses : Richard Antell, curate there, John Selwode. 

Proved at St Paul's, London, October 26th, 1523. 



1523. JOHN PORDE. 

[8 BODFELDE.] 

March 31st, 1523. John Forde. My body to be buried in 
the parish church of Ilmyster in the middle of the nave before 
the crucifix before the door. To the high altar 6s. Sd. To the 
fraternity of the Holy Cross 6s. Sd. Master vicar for tithes for- 



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gotten y, 4//. Sir Thomas Michel! chaplain one * toga diiissa m 
farred. I will that an honest priest be hired to celebrate for 
3 years for my sou! having for his stipend yearly £5 6s. &£ 

Residue : Joan toy wife 'executrix, and after her death to 
Nicholas BaH. 

Overseers: Master Nicholas YVadham, knight, and Master 
Pawlet, knighL 

Witnesses : Sir John Wensiy vicar there, Sir Thomas Mkhell v 
chaplain, Sir Thomas Rodberd, chaplain. 

Proved at St Paul's, London, June 1 ith, 1523. 



1523. HENRY MILWARD. 

[20 BODPELDE.] 

Henry Mylward. My body to be buried in the church of 
B.M. of Batcombe. Cathedral church of Wells 35. \d. High 
altar of parish church of Batcombe 3J. 4//. Lights of the same 
church $s. Confraternity of B.M. 20s. To the seven children 
of my son John Mil ward (each) 5 marks. To each godchild \2d. 

Residue : to my wife and my son John (executors) 1523, on 
the second Sunday in Lent by me Cristofer Blewkowe curate of 
Batcombe this present testament was confirmed. 

Witnesses : William Bartlet, John Millord. Also to William 
John and Isabel the children of the forsaid John Milward my 
sonne, the which beth 3 of the 7 children above named to every of 
them £6 1 3s. 4*/., the other 4 to have as apperith above ,£3 6s. 8d. 

Proved at St. Paul's, May 13th, 1524. 



1523. ROBERT BURKE. 

[12 BODFELDE.] 

May 13th, 1523. Robert Burke of Mynnett [Minehead] in 
the countlc of Somerset merchaunt, my body to be buried in the 
church of Our Lady in Aldermanbury of London, if I die in 
London, or else in Christian burial where it please God. To the 
high altar of the parish church of Mynnet for my tithes forgotten 
6.v, 8*/. To the werks of the body of the same parish church of 
Mynnet <\os, To the rcparacion and amendment of the were of 
Mynnet 20jt. To every of my godchildern $d. To the parish 



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church of Temple Corona in Irelande a diaper cloth to ley upon 
the high awter there. To Sir John Valyantt parish prest of Alder- 
manbury to pray for my soule 3^. ^d. To John Parke of London 
bruer 3*. 4*/. To Elisabeth Nycolls £6 1 3*. 4//. and a fetherbed, a 
bolstar, a pair of blanketts, a pair of shetes, a coverlet, 2 pillowes, 
a brasse pot, and a brasse panne. To George Nycolls her broder 
£$. To Cristian Nycolls hir suster ,£5, the part of any of these 
three dying, to remain to the survivors. And if all die the money 
to be bestowed in finding of a prest and in other charitable dedes 
for my soule and my frendes soules in the parish church of Myn- 
nett I will my executors cause an honest prest of good name 
and fame to syng and pray for me in the parish church of Mynnett 
for one year after my decesse. I will a trentall of masses be 
saide and songe for my soule as soon as possible after my 
decesse. The residue to be divided into two equal parts, one to 
Elisabeth my wife and the other to James Burke my son, my 
wife to have his part until he come to lawfull age. And if he die 
his part to be disposed by her in finding a prest and other works 
of charitie and pitie in the said church of Mynnett 

Executors : I make Elisabeth my wife and Jamys my son. 

Overseers : Sir Owen Fallen, clerk, Sir James Hacket, clerk, 
and to each of them 20s. 

Yeven the day and yere abovesaid. 

Witnesses : Sir John Valyant clerk, Philip Nele of London, 
tailour, Hugh Morell of Brigewater, merchant, and John Park of 
London. And I pardon and forgive my son in law William 
Nycolls all debts and duties he owes me. This witnesseth, 
Walter Sowly, Baily of Mynnett, Henry Hokreche, Hugh Morell 
and John Park. 

Proved St. Paul's, London, August 27th, 1523. 



1523. ALEXANDER SYDENHAM. 

[13 Bodfei.de.] 
June 5th, 1523. Alexander Sydnam, esquire, my body to be 
buried in the church of B.M. of North Petherton. Cathedral 
church of Wells I2d. f and to the fabric of the church of North 
Petherton 6s. Sd. 



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Residue : Agnes my wife, John Sydnam, senior, Silvester 
Sydnam and John Sydnam junior my sons (executors). 

I will that Silvester Sydnam restore one chain of gold to the 
value of £\y to the use of George and John sons of John Sydnam, 
junior. 

Witnesses: John Popeham " generosus? William Parkhous 
and William Reffe, clerk. 

Proved at St Paul's, London, October 19th, 1523. 



1523. RICHARD DYER. 

[13 BODFELDE.] 

September 15th, 1523. Richard Dyer of Wyncaulton, my 
body to be buried in the church of Wyncaulton by my wife. To 
the mother church of Wells 8d. To the church of Wyncaulton 
for my body to lye in hit 20s. To the church of Stoke 10s. To 
the bretherhed of Our Lady 6s. $d. To Staverdall for forgoten 
tithings 1 or. To pray for me 3^. 4*/. To the Charterhouse 
Wytham to have a trentall songe for me 10s. To Thomas 
White my swerde and bukler. To a preste to sing for me next 
yere after my deth £5, provided alwey that the said prest be an 
Englishman. I will that the will of my wife Johane be performed. 
To James my sonne and to his heirs my burgage that I dwell in, 
and for defaute of heires to him, to retorne to my right heires. 
To John my eldest son all my burgages in Wyncaulton. To 
Elisabeth my wife all the inner stuff of housholde that I had 
with her at her mariage, the wayne and catell excepted. I will 
she have my salt that I made, with one of hers, and all her 
plate. The residue to my children amongst them, by the dis- 
crecion of my two eldest sons John and John, my executors. 
My wife to have the burgage I dwell in as long as she liveth 
widow and chaste provided she suffer my children and executors 
to dwell in it and occupy corne and other stuff. Also to my 
wife 250 shepe so that she discharge my executors for the proving 
and costs of my testament, or els to have but 1 50 shepe. To her 
also £40. To John Awoode £6 13J. 4d. To John Lane beside 
his wages due, 40s. I will my son James, my doughters Dorothie. 
Alice, Cecile, and Elisabeth have £20 each on their mariage day, 
To Ancrete at hir mariage £6 13^. 4^. If any die before the 



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age of 16 years, his or hir part to be parted halfe upwarde and 
downward to the next of age. To my Lord chief Baron and 
my Lord Zouche 10s. each to be overseers. I will that I have 
penny dole at my burial and every prest to have i2d. To each 
of my executors ^"20. The residue to my executors. To my 
doughter Agnes 40s, and to hir husband my blue gowne furred 
with white lambe. 

Witnesses: Alysaunder Dyer, John Alford, William Banwyll, 
John Hyllard and Robert Stone. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 12th, 1523. 



1523. WILLIAM MEDE. 

[14 BODFELDE.] 

September 21st, 1523. William Mede of the parish of 
Corymalet husbondman, my body to be buried in the church of 
Alhalowes 1 in Corymalet. To the mother church of Wells 20*/. 
To the high altar for tithes forgotten 6s. $d. To the chapel of 
S. James in Corymalet 20/. To Sir John Cook 2orf. To the 
church of Hach Becham 20*/. To the church of Bere Crokam 
20*/. To the church of He Abbotts 20*/. I forgive all such 
duties as my son Robert Mede and my son-in-lawe Richard 
Gurney owe me. All my free lands at Coton in South Petherton 
which is to the sum of 26s. Sd. yearly and also my tenements at 
Stowy to be divided equally between my three sons Richard, 
John and William and to the heires of the survivor of them, 
provided they find a priest singing the trentall of S. Gregory for 
a year, as I am agreed with my gostly fader Sir Thomas Decon. 
The residue to my 3 sons Richard, John and William my execu- 
tors, but I make my wife Johane half executrix with them if it 
please God she recover of her sickness, if not, they to be my 
whole executors. 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Decon, John Gildon, Robert Mede. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 19th, 1523. 



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1523. JOHN GILBERT. 

[13 BODFELDE.] 

x 5 2 3- John Gylberd of West Camell, my body to be buried 
in the churche of the forseid Camell. To the moder church of 
Wells 6s. Sd. To the church of West Camell 13J. /\d. To John 
my son £6 13s. $d. To Robert my son ,£10. To Geffrey my 
son £6 \$s. 4*/. To Richard my son £6 13J. $d. To Margaret 
my doughter £6 1 3s. $d. 

Residue : to Kateryn my wife and executrix. 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Shelingford, Thomas Soper and 
William Morys. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 26th, 1523. 

1523. THOMAS WATSON. 

[l8 BODFELDE.] 

December 22nd, 1523. Thomas Watson prest curat of 
Crokehorn diocese of Bath, my body to be buried within the 
myddest of the church of Crookehorn before the image of St. 
Mighell Tharchaungell. To the moder church of Wells 3s. 4^/. 
To the church of Crokehorn my best gowne and my surplisse, to 
be praid for. To the fraternitie of the Trinitie there my secunde 
gown. To the four ilys of the church of Burton upon Trent 
26s. Sd. i.e. 6s. Sd. each. To my fader Henry Watson 40s. To my 
brother Peter 6s. Sd. To the blak freres of Sarum 10s. To the 
gray freres of Sarum 10s. To the freres of Dorchester 10s. and 
to the freres of Evilchester \os. To Sir John Fernam prest 
is. 4d. To Aristotill Webbe 3s. 4*/. To every of my godchildern 
alyve I2d. To the Ancresse of Crookehorne 4od. and a pair of 
shetes. To the Ermytt there 3s. 4*/. and a pair of shetes. To 
the Universite of and Inne Oxford for to rede a lesson in the 
secunde boke of Decrements 6s. Sd. To Anne Fernam a paire 
of shetes. To Johan Days a paire of shetes. To Austyn my 
scoller my short gowne. 

The residue to Thomas Laurence of Crookehorn, my 
executor. 

Witnesses : Sir John Fernam prest, John Waterson, John 
Longe. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, February 8th, 1523. 



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1524. JOHN ROBYNS. 

[19 BODFELDE.] 

April nth, 1524. John Robyns of the parish of Mells, 
diocese of Bath and Wells, my body to be buried in the parish 
church of S. Andrewe of Mells. To the cathedral church of S. 
Andrew of Wells 3s. ^d. To the church of Mells £20 with the 
£y that I gave to the making of the vestrye there. To the 
chapel of S. Gile at Lye 20s. To Sir Stephyn Edmonds 20s. 
To John Burre 20s. To Water Robyns my kynnesman ;£io. 
To my doughter Johane Bysse £3 6s. Sd. and half a doseyn 
sponys. To my doughter Alice Meryfeld ios. y my standing gilt 
cup with the cover and di-doseyn sponys. To Nicholas Meryfeld 
£$ 6s. Sd. To Elynor Meryfeld doughter of Robert Meryfeld 
£3 6s. Sd. To my doughter Isabell Meryfeld 10s. and my best 
flatt pece. To my doughter Agnes 10s. and half a doseyn sponys. 
To my doughter Edith Barbett 10s. and half a doseyn sponys. 
To John Meryfeld son of Robert Meryfeld 40s. To 10 prestes, 
their names folowing, to pray for my soule and all my wyves 
soules 10s. each, (viz.) Sir Stephyn Edmonds, maister Faireman, 
the parson of Hemyton, the parson of Rodstoke, the parson of 
Babyton, Sir John Catcott, Sir Richard Busbe, Sir John of 
Colverd, Sir Christofer of Kylmerston,Sir Gilbert Style, and to the 
scolemaister of Mells 10s. To 10 pour scolers of the gramer- 
scole of Mells 35*. 4*/. each. To every house of the orders of 
freers of Bristowe 10s. a pece. To the two Charterhouses, 
Wytham and Henton, 10s. a pece. To each of my godchildern 
I2d. To John Hardwyke, clerk of Mells I2d. To John Gybson 
2od. My executrice to ordeyn and provide for me a trentall 
and peny dool at my burying, at my monethes mynde and at my 
12 monethes mynde. And soon after my monethes mynde to 
provide an honest preste and a discrete to sing and pray for my 
soule and all my wyves soules within the church of Mells for 
3 years, having yerely for his service £6 \$s. 4*/. I will my 
goods shall remain within the parish of Mells till my legacies 
and will be done. The residue to Margery my wife and 
executrice. 

Overseers : Robert Meryfeld and John Meryfeld and to each 
of them 1 oar. 

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Witnesses : Sir Stephyn Edmonds, curate, John Payne and 
John Burre. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, April 29th, 1524. 



1524. WALTER WEBBE. 

[35 BODFELDE.] 

April 27th, 1524. Water Webbe of Stoke in the parisshe 
of Chewe. My body to be buryed in the churche of Chewe. To 
the cathedrall church of Wells, 6d. To the church of Chewe 
6s. Sd. To Our Lady chapell of Chewe 3*. 4c/. To the church 
of Stoke 3s. 4d. To the church of Est Harptre 20*/. To Joane 
my wife £10 and also 6hede bestes of the best after the churche, 
and the Lorde served. To every of my godchildern ^d. The 
residue to John and Thomas my sonnes, my executors. 

Witnesses : Sir John Barry, William Saunders, Robert Atford 
with other. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, July 20th, 1525. 



1524. JOHN DUNNTNG. 

[21 BODFELDE.] 

April 28th, 1524. John Dunnyng. My body to be buried 
in the churchyard of the church of Chard. To the high altar of 
Chard for tithes forgotten 1 2d. To the mother church of Wells 
I2d. To the high altar of the Blessed Mary of Chard I2d. To 
the altar of S. Katherine 12*/. To the church of Chard my best 
gown or else 6s. Sd. at the election of the churchwarden. To 
the casting of a bell for the church of Chard 6s. To Richard 
Antell curate of Chard 20s. 

Residue : Margaret my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Richard Antell, curate, William Smyth, Hugh 
Harrys and Henry Walshe. 

Also, to John my son, a two year old steer, and to Thomas 
my son a heifer of the same age. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, July 15th, 1524. 



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1524. JOHN WEDERTON. 

[24 BODFELDE.] 

June 26th, 1524. John Wederton, merchaunt of Taunton, 
my body to lye within the holy grave of Petir and Paule in the 
Priory of Taunton. To S. Andrew in Wellys \d. To the two 
services in Mawdelyn, high crosse and sepulcre, bitwixt them 
both 25. To William my sonne my best gowne and 40^. I will 
if he be a preist byding in Taunton, he have my cupbord in my 
chamber. To every of my four sons, Hugh, Richard, Thomas 
and John 40*. the part of any dying to remain to the survivors. 
To my two doughters Agnes and Alice £4 each and Agnes to 
have the Wester house in Estrige and Alice the Ester house in 
Estrige, after their moder's deth. The residue to Isabell my 
wyfe and executrix. Overseers, maister John Eston my fader- 
in-lawe and maister Hardyberd, and to the former my violet 
gowne furred with blak lambe and my doblet of Satyn, and to 
maister Hardyberd my violet gowne lyned with sarge and 10s. 
to pray for me. To maister vicar of Mawdelyn my goostly fader 
3^. 4d. to pray for me. 

Witness: maister vicar of Mawdelyn, William Shewit and 
David Williams. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, August 26th, 1524. 



1524. SIR JOHN RODNEY, KNT. 

[10 Porch.] 

August 4th, 1524. John Rodney, " miles," my body to be 
buried in holy grave. To the cathedral church of Wells 40*/. To 
William Vowel "generosus" £$ or in value. To John Powlett, 
" generosus" and my brother ,£5. I bequeath to the church 
where my body shall lie 40*. 

Residue : Anne my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir Richard Carter, rector of Rodney Stoke, my 
curate, William Vowell, gentleman, John Pawlet, gentleman and 
others, and I, Walter Founteyn, clerk of the diocese of Bath and 
Wells, public notary by Imperial authority, do attest the said 
testament. I have written this with mine own hand and have 
placed my seal. 

Proved August 30th, 1526. 



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1524. JOHN HORSSYE. 

[24 BODFELDE.] 

August 1 2th, 1524. John Horssye in and of the parish of 
Mary Mawdelyn of Taunton diocese of Bath and Wells, my body 
to lie in the holy grave of Petir and Paule in the Priory church 
of Taunton. To the high cross service and the sepulcre service 
in the church of Mary Magdalen 2s. each. To Our Lady service 
of S. James in Taunton 2s. for me to be praid for. To the church 
of S. Andrew in Wells 6d. To master vicar of Mawdelyn in 
Taunton my gostely fader $s. ^d. To my wife's 4 children, 
William Love, Robert, Johan and Margery £3 6s. Sd. each, the 
part of any dying to remain to the survivors, if all die the sum to 
be distributed for their frendes soules. To my brother William 
Horssey my best furred gowne. To my suster Isabell Adams 
10s. I will that the day of my burying there be a trentall songe 
for me. To my Lord Prior of Taunton for tythes forgoten in 
tyme past 6s. 8d. I will there be an honest prest to sing for me 
for one year, having £6. The remnant to Johan my wife and 
executrice. 

Overseers : my father Robert Horssey and Roger Hill, and 
to them 10s. each. 

Witnesses : maister William Byrry, vicar, William Ball and 
John Duck, and John Rayny. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, August 26th, 1524. 



1524. WILLIAM JORDEN. 

[28 BODFELDE.] 

August 18th, 1524. William Jorden of Keyfford in the parish 
of Frome Selwood, my body to be buried in the church of Frome 
aforesaid. Cathedral church of Wells 1 2d.> high altar of Frome 
i2d. t light of the Holy Cross of Frome 2od, light of St. John 
Baptist 4^., light of B.M. I2d. } light of B.M. " de Bowe " 4^/., light 
of B.M. of pity 4*/., light of St. Clement 4^/., light of St. 
Christopher 4*/., light which is called " le dole light " 4*/., light 
of St. Lucy 4*/., light of St. Giles 4*/., light of St. Michael 4*/., 
light of St. George 4^/., to each weaver {textatori) of mine 4^/., to 
each godson 4^., to each goddaughter 2d., Agnes my daughter 
£10, John Chepman, £6 i$s. 4^., William Wallys 20s. To 3 



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suitable priest to celebrate for my soule for 3 years in the church 
of Frome ;£i8, Sir John Kene my confessor to pray for my 
soule 6s. Sd. t William Say 3s. 4^?., William Gybbyng 3s. 4*/., 
John Atyate 3s. 4*/., Edward White 3s. <\d. y church of Frome 
£9, to buy one proper and sufficient book called "a Antiphoner" 
to the glory of God, the B.M., St. John Baptist and all Saints. 

Residue : Elizabeth my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir John Kene, Sir William Say, William 
Gybbyng, John Atyate and Edward White. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, November 28th, 1524. 



1524. JOHN BRENT. 

[26 BODFELDE.] 

August 20th, 1524. John Brent, my body to be buried in 
the chauncell of the church of Our Lady of Cosyngton by Mawd 
late my wif. To the church of S. Andrew in Wells 10s. To the 
church of Our Lady in Cosyngton to bye a tenour bell performed 
to be rong with all £20. To the churches of Bawdrepe, Puryton 
and Wullavyngton 6s. Sd. each, and (to the) 2 chauntrie prests of 
Wullavyngton, Sir Nicftas Neele and Sir John Pople 6s. Sd. To 
the gray freres of Brigge water 6s. Sd. To the freres of 
Yevilchester 6s. Sd. To the Spetilhous of Taunton 3^. ^d. To 
the Spetill house of Brewton 3s. ^d. To the Spetill hous of 
Lamport 3^. $d. To the spitill house of Bath 3s. ^d. To all my 
servants men and women dwelling with me the day of my deth 
a hole yeres wages after. To Richard Brent my son 200 marcs. 
To Barbara my doughter 200 marcs. To Thomasy n my dough ter 
200 marcs, the part of one dying to be divided among the 
survivors, and if two die the survivor to have 400 marcs, the rest 
being disposed for my soule, the soule of Mawd my wife, and all 
that we be bound to pray for. And if all die, the whole sum of 
600 marcs shall bye lands and tenements to the yerely value of 
8 marcs for a perpetual chauntrie, to be founded in the church of 
Cosyngton to pray for me and Mawd my wife. And my will is 
that if it could be done by wisdom of my exors the chauntrie of 
the Forde shuld be parcell of the perpetuytie in Cosyngton church. 
The residue to William Brent and Richard Brent my sons and 
exors to be equally divided by the advice of Bawdwin Malett, 



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William Vowell, John Poxwell, clerk, and Sir Thomas Keove. 
And I make coadjutors John Poxwell, parson of Cosyngton, and 
Sir Thomas Keove one of the chauntrie prestes of Wullavington, 
and to each of them £6 1 3^. \d. To my suster Agnes a nonne in 
Shaftisbury £6 13s. \d. To my cosyn Mary Poulett an ambling 
horse named Symon. And I make supervisors Bawdwin 
Mallet and William Vowell, and to each of them £3 6s. $d. 

Witnesses: John Powlett, John Pokiswell, clerk, Thomas 
Kcive, clerk, William Broke, Richard Pery and John Mors. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 15th, 1524. 



1524. ROGER CHURCHE. 

[26 BODFELDE.] 

August 28th, 1524. Roger Churche, clerk, canon residenciary 
of Wells, my body to be buried in the church of the Friars 
Minors in the city of Canterbury. I leave all my goods and ^50, 
half to ihe cathedral of Wells and the canons residenciary there, 
and half to be distributed among the poor there, and I constitute 
Sir James Fitzjames, canon residenciary, and Sir John Moynys 
archdeacon of Taunton my exors. 

Witnesses : that venerable man William Hawte, knight, 
Vincent Broke, gentilman, Sir Ralph Hayes and Sir Richard Ford. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 17th, 1524. 



1524. DAVID CORNTSSHE. 

[28 BODFELDE.] 

August 30th, 1524. David Cornysshe of Comewiche 
merchant. My body to be buried in the parish church of 
Canyngton. To the church of S. Andrew in Wells I2d. To 
the Trinitie Bretherhede in the church of Canyngton 6s. Sd. To 
the parish church of Canyngton 3*. \d. To the church of 
S. Leonarde of Comewiche 26s. Sd. to have my soule praid for, 
and oons in the yere in the same chapel for oon dirige and 
masse during the space of 40 yeres. To the churche of 
Stockland Gaunte 3*. ^d. To the churche of Oterhampton to . 
pray for me and my frendes 10s. To the Prioress and Covent of 
Canyngton to pray for me 26s. 8d. f and for tithings forgoten 10s. 
To the maister and covent of S. Jones of Brygewater 26s, 8d, to 



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pray for me evermore. To the grave freres there 26s. 8d. To 
David the son of Thomas Dowdyng of Brygewater and to his 
issue after the decesse of Elisabeth my wife, the state of my 
house in which I dwell in Comewich and of my barne called 
" Colssewil Barne " in Comewich as appereth by my dede. And 
for lacke of issue to remayn to the use of the chapel 1 of 
S. Leonard in Comewich to pray for my soule. To Elisabeth 
Flemyng oon paire of amber beads. To the churche S. Thomas 
of [blank] in Walys the half of all my oxen kyne and 
shepe with other in Walys there being with the halffendele of 
thencrease, and the other half to be divided equally betwene the 
churche of Our Lady of Burton fery and the church of S. Iltute 
by even porcions with the store of the same to pray for my soule 
for ever. To John Cornyshe my brother all my burgages in the 
borowe of Nethe. The residue to Elisabeth my wife and execu- 
trix, she to find an honest prest to sing for my soule and Mawd 
my wife, John Cornyshe my fader and Joane my mother and for 
all soules for whom I am bound to pray. 

Overseers : Maister John Tremayle and Happsmyth. 

Witnesses: Richard Adams vicar of Canyngton, Thomas 
Brown clerk, and Thomas Dowdyng of Brygewater. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, November 26th, 1524. 



1524. THOMAS CHEPMAN. 

[26 BODFELDE.] 

August 31st, 1524. Thomas Chepman citezen of Bath 
diocese of Bath and Wells. My body to be buried in the 
cathedral church of SS. Petir and Powle in Bath. To the same 
church for my burial place, the glasing of a wyndowe as well as 
my wife shall ordre hit. To the moder church of Wells 3*. ^d. 
To the Priour of the same church of Bath 20$'. To the same 
Prior and to master William Smyth clerk of the Excheker 40*. a 
pece to defende my testament, if need be. To the Prior and 
Covcnt of the same church of Bath 20s. To the church of Statts 
and to the obit of the benefactors of the same church 26s. 8d. 
To the chapell of S. Kateryn 6s. $d. Also the purches that I 
have of S. Kateryn I will be restored again to the behofe of the 
said chapell. To Sir William Rogers my curat, vicar of Stalls, 



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my best skarlett gown for my forgotten tithes. To a prest to 
sing for me 2 yeres ;£i2. To John Chapman my eldest son ;£io. 
To John my son the yonger at London ;£io and a standing 
cupp which his godfather wolde be shuld have after my wife's 
decesse. To William my son ,£10. To Robert, Richard and 
Petir my sons £20 each. To Edith my wife the high rents 
sumtyme called " Fulbrokes Rents," except the house that 
Rumsay dwellith in, which I will William Chapman shall have 
with the sellar. And after my wifes decesse I will John 
Chepman thelder shalhave the house that Parker now dwellith in 
with the sellar. And Robert Chepman to have the house which 
William Rumsey occupies, with 2 lomys [looms] next unto Roger 
Gregory. And Richard Chapman to have the house in which 
dwellith William Vawse. And Petir that house where dwellith 
Emme Mors. I will my mylls purchased of my Lord Prior of 
Bath in the parish of Weston in the oon side and of maister 
Rodnay in the parish of Tweverton in the other side, so that 
William Chapman shall have the two stocks that is in the side 
next Weston for the terme of the years, and Robert to have the 
two stocks next to the Weer in the mill of Tweverton side at the 
disposition of his moder, and the other two stocks next the 
highway in Tweverton side with the broke mill in Witcombe 
parish, to Richard my son at the disposition of his moder. To 
William Romsey my servant 40*. and my tawny gowne furred. 

The residue to Edith my wife and executrice. 

Witnesses: William Rogers vicar of Statts, my curat, Thomas 
Wildicott, William Appowell, William Rumsey. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 29th, 1524. 



1524. GEORGE ROGERS. 

[24 BODFELDE.] 

September 9th, 1524. George Rogers, of Lamporte, in the 
diocese of Bath and Wells. My body to be buried within the 
church yarde of Thrukkeston. 1 To the moder church of 
Hampshire \2d. To the curat of the church of Thruckeston to 
pray for my soule 6s. Sd. 

The residue to my son Edward Rogers, my executor. 

1 Thruxton (Hants). 



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Witnesses : Sir Roger Burgg curat of Thruckeston, William 
Danyel! and Richard Horssey. 

Proved at St Paul's, London, October 5th, 1524. 



1524. JOHN PROWS. 

[29 BODFELDE.] 

October nth, 1524. John Prows. My body to be buried in 
the church of Chard ; the church of Chard, 6s. Sd, altar of B.M. 
there 3s. 4*/., altar of St. Katerine there 3s. 4*/., monastery of 
Tawnton 6s. Sd., service of B.M. of Tawnton 3*. $d., sustentation 
of the light before the cross there 1 2d., high altar of Chard for 
tithes forgotten 12*/., each of my sisters 6s. Sd. Cecily my wife, 
all my tenements, one only excepted which lies in Taunton, 
and through which I was exempt from the revenue of the town, 
this one I leave to my brother Nicholas Prows. To hire a priest 
to celebrate for me for two years £13 6s. Sd. 

Residue: Cecily my wife and Nicholas Prows my brother 
equally (executors). 

Overseers : John Selwode and John Chaplyn (to each 
6s. Sd.). 

Witnesses : Richard Antell, curate of Charde, John Selwode, 
Robert Rok. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, December 15th, 1524. 



1524. WILLIAM HYP8LET. 

[39 BODFELDE.] 

November 29th, 1524. William Hypsley, parishioner of 
[Midsomer] Norton, to be buried in the chapel of B.M. Cathedral 
church of Wells I2d., church of Norton 13^. 4^., chapel of B.M. 
there 6s. Sd., the vicar there for tithes forgotten is. 4*/., church of 
Enborowe one cow, church of Faryngton iar., church ofCompton 
two sheep, church of Stratton on the Fosse two sheep, Sir 
Thomas Pullen my curate, Isabel my daughter £10, Margaret 
my daughter ^10. 

Residue: Emlene my wife (executrix). I will that John 
Hupsley my son have the occupation of my farm of Tunnerys, with 
all the sheep being there during [the life] of Emlene my wife, 

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234 £omertet Will*. 



rendering to her yearly £3 6s. %d. and after her death it shall 
remain to the use of the said John. 

Witnesses: Sir Thomas Pullen, John Hipsley, William 
Lotsham and John Aleyn. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, December 9th, 1524. 



1524. ALEXANDER PESTER. 

[30 & 31 BODFELDE.] 

December 23rd, 1524. Alexander Pester, of the parish of 
North Perott. My body to holy burial. To the cathedral 
church of Wells $d. To the parish church of Perott a cow, to 
the use of the light of the Sepulchre of Christ. To Thomas and 
Christopher my sons, to each of them a cow. To Agnes my 
daughter a cow and a pan. To the Rector of Perott, for tithes 
forgotten, a calf. 

Residue : Matilda my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir Richard Combe, John Zele, Walter Gere and 
John Vicare. 

Proved at St Paul's London, February 14th, 1524. 



1524. JOHN CHAMPENETS. 

[20 BODFELDE.] 

January 3rd, 1524. John Champeneys. My body to be 
buried in halowed grounde. To the cathedral churche of Wells 
2s. To the parissh churche of Chuw 20s. To the chapell 
of Our Lady there iar. To my doughter Isabell £20. To my 
sonne John all my household stuffe, my kyne, and all other 
bests with almaner tolys, vessells, bedding, cuppis, sponys, and 
other necessaryes of householde and all my instruments and 
necessaries belonging to the crafte of clothmaking, owte take 
bestes as of right accustomed after my deth belonging to my 
lorde of Bathe and to maister vicar of Chuw. To my son 
Thomas £20. To my son Richard £20. To my doughter 
Johan ^20. To my doughter Margarete £20. And yf any of 
my said children dye before the age of sixteen yeres, the 
abovesaid bequests to be evynly devided amongst them lyving. 

The residue to Cristyen, my wife and executor. 



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In witness whereof I have subscribed this bill with myn own 
hand. Day and yere abovesaid. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, May 13th, 1524. 



1524. JOHN SERRY. 

[32 BODFELDE.] 

January 21st, 1524. John Serry, in the parish of Wynsham, 
in the county of Somersett. My body to be buried in the said 
church of Wynsham to which I give for the health of my soul 
13*. 4d. Cathedral church of Wells 6d. Master Edmund 
Crombock, vicar of the said church, \2d. John Coke, clerk, 4*/. 
Dorothy, my daughter, 10 marks. Elisabeth, my daughter, 40s. 
Agnes, my daughter, one quarter of corn. George, my son, 40^. 
Alice, my daughter, 20s. Joan, daughter of my wife, 20s. 
Three sons of my wife, three oxen, viz., Hugh, John, and Richard. 
Roger, my son, 20$'. To each adopted child, \d. 

Residue : Elisabeth, my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : Master George Speke. 

Witnesses : John Fairechild, William Crowch, and John 
Coke, clerk. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, April 8th, 1525. 



1524. EDWARD STENYNG. 

[33 BODFELDE.] 

January 29th, 1524. Edward Stenyng, of Selworthy, in the 
diocese of Bath and Wells ; my body to be buried in the church 
of Wellington. To the church store of Selworthy 20s. To the 
maintenance of Our Lady light in the same church 6s. Sd. To 
the rode light in the South lie there 6s. id. To the cathedral 
church of Wells 6s. Sd. To the church of Wellington, for my 
buriall 20s. To Elynor my wife all such stuff and goodes that I 
have in London, with a cheyne of gold that she hath nowe in her 
own warde, and after her death the same goodes and cheyne to 
Thomas Hungerford and to his brother Richard Hungerford in 
partie of payment of £ 100. I will Water Stenyng my son and 
heir receive noo rents nother profits of my lands till my detts 
$nd will be performed but that they be received only by my 



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executors to pay my detts and perform my will. To Thomasyn 
my doughter all my movable goods in Honycote, with the cofer 
in the chapell chamber and the gold and silver in it. I will my 
executors leave certeyn vessells and implements in the place 
after their discrecion to the use of myn heir. And if my 
doughter Thomasyn die before manage, all my bequests to her 
to remain to Thomas Stenyng my son, and I will he receive to 
his propre use all the profits of my lands in Devonshire, and after 
him they shall remain to my right heirs. To my servant 
William Deke my gowne of Tawny furred with black bogie. To 
Thomas Kent my third best kowe. If Robert Hungerford 
require a compte of his lands for the tyme I had them in my 
rule, hit apperith by a boke of accompt that I have doo more 
costs and charges in reparacion then I receyved of hit, paid at 
Stodlay by thandes of William Watts, at Crekeled paid by 
thands of Edward Kirton, paid at Westminster and long deth by 
the handes of Edward Stenyng the valure of ;£io and more. 

The residue to Hugh Malett esquier and Reynold Pym 
esquier, my executors. 

Overseer : Master Andrew Loterell. 

Witnesses : Sir William Squyre, vicar of Wellington, 
Thomas Budde, William Deke, William Malett, Thomas Kent. 

To my executors 20s. each, beside their charges. My over- 
seer to be rewarded at their discretion. To Thomas Stenyng my 
son all my wering clothes at Honycott. To the parson of 
Selworthy 20<^. To the vicar of Wellyngton 2s. 6d. to pray for 
me. Proved at St. Paul's, London, May 8th, 1525. 



1524. JOHN GRAUNT.' 

[31 BODFELDE.] 

1524. John Graunt, of Yatton. My body to be buried in 
the church of Yatton. To the same churche 20d. To the high 
altar 2od. To the chapell of S. James in the same parish 2od. 
To Our moder church of Wells Sd. To the church of Wraxold 
3*. 4d. To the church of Chelvy 3*. <\d. To the church of 
Naylsey 3*. 4*/. To the church of Brocley 3 j. \d. To the church 
of Kene 3J. 4*/. To the church of Kyngeston 3*. 4*/. To the 
church of Congersbery a paire of vestments. To my wife Alice 



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a certeyn grounde called Nobull-land, with two tenements 
belonging therto, which I hold of master Arture Kernes Esq., 
by endenture for certeyn yeres as therein appears, which I will 
shall ronne to the use of my wife during her life, and after her 
decease to remain to John Walle hir son, to him and to his 
assignees. The residue to my wife Alice, my executrix. 

Witnesses : Sir William Midwynter, curate of the parishe 
aforesaid, John Wale and John Erie. 

Proved at St. Paul's, March 2nd, 1524. 



1524. JOHN STOROWE. 

[34 BODFELDE.] 

March 1st, 1524. John Storowe of Chewe. My body to 
be buried in the parish church of Chew. To the cathedral church 
of Wells \2d. To the parish church of S. Andrew of Chew 
16s. 8d. To the chapel of the Blessed Mary of Chew 6s. 8d. 
To the high altar $d. To John Holbroke $$s. 4*/. Residue to 
Isabel Storowe and Richard Bocher, my executors, whose 
consciences may the Holy Spirit illumine. 

In witness of which I make this testament by the hands of 
Sir Roger Jenyns my curate. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, May 27th, 1525. 



1525. JOHN MOYN. 

[37 BODFELDE.] 

April 3rd, 1525. John Moyn, clerk, Archdeacon of 
Taunton. My body to be buried in the chapel of the Blessed 
Mary next the cloister of the cathedral church of Wells 
before the Cross. To the cathedral church of Wells one 
carpet clothe. To the cathedral church aforesaid 13s. 4//. 
To the parish church of S. Michael the Archangel of 
Milverton one carpet clothe. I bequeath a gown of mine 
de le Satyn furred with black bugge to buy one pair of organs 
for the use of the said church of Milverton. To the high 
altar of the cathedral church of Wells a cushion (pulvinar) 



238 Somerset «Httt*. 



of crymsyn velvet. To Rainold Borowe 20s. To Leonard 
Dyxwell 20s. 

Residue: To John Stronge and Roger Stockman, clerks, 
(executors), to each of whom I give ,£4. 

Overseers : John Beckam and William Bowreman, clerks 
and residentiaries of the cathedral church of Wells, to each of 
whom 5 3 s. 4<t. 

Witnesses: Master Robert Beckam, notary public of the 
diocese of Norwich, John Genyngs, John Orchard and Thomas 
Farre, vicars choral of the church of Wells. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 9th, 1525. 

1525. LTONEL HARRISON. 

[38 BODFELDE.] 

August 10th, 1525. Lyonell Haryson, of Preston, in the 
parisshe of Evill, dioces of Bathe and Welles. My body to be 
buried within the parishe churche of S. John of Evill. To the 
cathedral church of Wells 2od. To the high awter of Evill 2od. 
To the said church of Evill a gurdell with pentand and buckill 
silver and gilt. To the churche of Preston 6s. 8d. To the 
church of Mel bury 6s. 8d. To the chapell of Saint Judewar 
6s. 8d. To every of my godchildren a shepe. The residue to 
Alice my wife and Lionell Harryson the sonne of Reynold 
Harryson, whom I make my executors. And overseers Reynold 
Harryson and T. Jus. Witnesses : Sir William Tylly, curate, 
Edward Harryson, John Olvard. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, November 4th, 1525. 



1525. JOHN LOVELL. 

[38 BODFELDE.] 

September 1st, 1525. John Lovell, my body to holy grave. 
Mother church 2s. The four lights of the parish church of 
Shepton Malett \6d. The bells there 6s. 8d. Church of 
Chedder 6s. 8d. Parish church of Beringdon 6s. 8d. Church of 
Blagdon 6s. 8d. To each priest present at my exequies and 
mass 1 2d. To a suitable priest to celebrate for one year for 
my soule, the souls of my parents and friends, £6. Edmund 
Lovell my son ^10. George Lovell my son £10. Agnes anc} 



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Margery Lovell my daughters (each) £10, and if any of them 
die before marriage, the said sum to be equally divided among 
the survivors. William Lacy, on the day of his marriage, 
6 silver spoons, with the true legacy of his father. Each godchild 
4d. Isabel Alyn one cow. The wife of Cupper of Chedder, my 
relative, one cow. Alice my wife all the furniture which she 
brought with her. Thomas Lovell my son a London cloth. 
John Lovell of Stoke " a quarter of woode." 

Residue : Alice Lovell my wife and John Lovell my son and 
Richard Hogge (executors). 

Overseer : Master Philip Fulford, to whom 40s. 

Witnesses : Sir John Michell, curate, and Robert Bythesee. 

Also, all the plate of houshold which I had before my wifes 
time, to my wife as long as she remain a widow, but at her 
marriage or death, to John Lovell and Richard Hogges, to be 
equally distributed to my children, upon my blessing. Also 
Richard Hogges shall have Edmunde my son and Agnes my 
dough ter with their bequest, and John Lovell shall have George 
his brother with his bequest, and Thomas Lovell to have Margery 
his sister with her bequest, to guide them till they come to law- 
full age. To the parish prest at my moneths mynde for my 
burying and to say dirige daily in the church till the moneth be 
owte 6s. Sd. To the clerke to attende him 3^. \d. Also I 
bynde my son John Lovell to deliver to Alice my wife during 
her widowhood Trotts house with all that holde, saving the 
westemoste close and the hole frams [farms] lese. To William 
Lacy my best gowne. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 20th, 1525. 



1525. THOMAS SOPER. 

[33 BODFELDE.] 

I, Thomas Soper... sum what sike of body, etc., trusting 
firmly by the merits of the glorious Passion and dethe of Our 
Soveraigne Jesu Criste that I shalbe partyner of his mercy and a 
savyd soule, and by the intercession of Our Blissid Lady and 
Saint George myn advowees, my body to be buried in the 
churchyard of Evylton. To the cathedral church of Wells 3^. $d. 
To the church of Evylton 10s. and 3 acres of whete and oon 



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acre of barley and [. . .]* acres oots. To the said church of 
Elveton (sic) oon masse boke of parchemyn written with 
texhand, to be paid for in the bederoll there. To my wife Alice 
ioo marcs, to be delivered when she departeth from my house of 
Spakyngton, to the intent that she discharge me, Thomas Soper, 
and my heirs, of oon obligation in which I stand bounde in the 
sum of jfioo to John Daunce Esq., and Ambrose Daunce gentil- 
man, her brothers, to keep certeyn covenants in a pair of Inden- 
tures made between them and me. To each of my children £20. 
To Roger Smyth my servant £4 for his wages behynde, when 
he aske it by a reasonable knowlige. To Edith Mathewe my 
servant 40s. for her wages behynde. To my godson Thomas 
Boole 2 kye, 2 acres of whete and 2 acres of oots, to be taken 
of my corne which shall happen to grow upon my farme of 
Spekkington. Immediately after my decesse my executor to 
take all duties owing to me, to pay all detts dewe to any person, 
and after such payment of my detts and performance of my 
will, the residue to my executor to dispose for my soule. And 
if my executor die before my will be done or before he be 
21 years of age, my children to see to its performance, and the 
residue to be disposed equally among them. And my executor 
I make my eldest and trusty son John Soper. Overseers, John 
Sydenham of Babcary gentilman and William Moreys of Quene 
Cammel thelder, and in their absence Robert Hogges of Chilton 
and John Gilbert of West Camel, and to each of my overseers 
40s. And I will they shall have the oversight of my farme of 
Spekkington until the full age of my eldest son John Soper, 
to the use of my yonger son John Soper. And when John my 
eldest son come to 21 yeres of age, he shall occupie the said 
farme of Spekkyngton until the full age of my yonger son 
John who shall occupie it when he come to 21 years. And 
if he die, the farm to remain to my eldest son John during his 
life. And I will this my testament abide in a place certeyn where 
my overseers think best, and if any person desire to have copie of 
it, my executor to deliver him a true copie of such articles as 
he hath interest to. Wretyn at Spekington, March 21st, 1525. 

Witnesses : Sir Hugh Fisher, William Moreys, Robert Hogges, 
John Gilbert. Proved at St. Paul's, London, May 10th, 1525. 

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1525. JOHN MIRIPIZL. 

[38 BODFELDE.] 

T 5 2 S- John Mirifizl, my body to be buried in the parishe 
church of Saint Gile [Leigh-on-Mendip], to which church and 
chapel £>\2. To the cathedral church of Wells is. <±d. To the 
church of Mells 6s. &d. To each of my 4 children £20. To my 
dough ter Margery £10 as well. The part of any dying to 
remain to the survivors, I will a preste shall sing for my soule 
for 2 years, having £6 a year. To my goostly father the curate 
is. 4//. To the church of Donhede 4 shepe. To the chapell of 
Colforde 4 shepe. The residue to Elisabeth Mirifizell my wife 
and executrice. 

Witnesses: John Debill there, curate, my brother Robert 
Mirivell, Thomas Spencer, Roger More. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, October 20th, 1525. 



JOHN, LORD ZOUCHE. 

[5 Porch.] 
October 8th, 1525. John Zouche, Lord Zouche and Seynt 
Maure. My body to be buried within the priory of Staverdell, ir. 
the chapell of the chauntrie of Jesus there, by me late ordeyned 
and founded. I will that every prest being at my burying and 
singing masse have 12^. At my said burying, penny dole to be 
made to pour people in like wise at my monethes mynde. I 
will that every prest being there and singing masse shall have 
I2</., and also penny dole to be made to pour people yf my 
movable goodes will it perfourme and be sufficient therfor, yf not, 
I will it be doon by the discrecion of myn executors. I will 
that my overseer and every myn executors shalhave a gowne 
cloth of blak at tyme of my decesse, and every of my household 
servants at the same time a coote cloth of blak. I will that 
every of my said household servants to whom I have gevyn after 
my decesse his hole yere wages according to my will therof 
declared upon my londes. I will that all my detts and legacies 
be paid to the issues and profits of the manors of Clyppesham, 
Launden, Bramfeld, and Litill Howghton, according to my 
former will declared of my londes, and that myn executors shall 
take thissues and profits to tyme all my detts and legacies be 

2 I 



242 £omer*et Will*. 



contented and paid according to my said former will declared of 
my londes. To the prior and covent of Staverdale 53^. \d. To 
the prior and covent of the Charterhouse of Wytham 20s. To 
the prior and covent of the gray freres of Brigewater, where I am 
founder, for a trentall of masses to be song 20s. To the freres of 
Ilchester for a trentall iay. To the gray freres of Dorchester 
for a trentall 10s. To the freres of Marleburg for a trentall 
10s. To each of the following parish churches 6s. Sd. : Stourton, 
Penne, Charlton, Bratton St. Mary. I give and bequethe all my 
right, title and interest, and terme of and in my logging and other 
grounde therto adioyning within the priory of Staverdale to Sir 
John Fitz-James, knight, Chief Baron of the king's exchequer, 
and to his assignes, provided always that in any wise the said 
J. F. shall not suffer my sonne Sir John Zouche to occupie me 
abide in the same. 

Residue : I will that Maister James Fitzjames, clerk, doctor 
of divinite, Maister James Gilbert, clerk, residenciaries in the 
cathedral church of Wellys, and Leonard Chaffyn shall have 
them, and I make them my executors and give to each of them 
£10. 

Overseer: Sir John Fitz-James, knight, chief Baron of the 
King's Exchequyer to whom 20 marcs. 

Proved March 20th, 1525. 

Codicil. 

To all men to whom this present writing, quatripartite 
indented shall come, and it shall rede here or see John Zouche 
knyght Lord Zouche and Seintmaure sende writing (sic). 
Know ye that where the Reverent Father in God Richard Bishop 
of Winchester and other hath recorded agayn me the said Lord 
Zouche by writte of entree in the post the manors of Pytcombe 
and Cott, in the countie of Somerset, the manors of Litill Houghton 
and Clyppesham, with their appurtenances, in the countie of 
Northampton, thentent and use of the said recoveree is and was 
to thuse of me the said Lord Zouche and of myn heirs, and 
therewith to execute and performe this my last will as herafter 
foloweth. First, I will that where I the said Lord Zouche have 
ordeyned and deputed two prestes to synge in the chapell of 
Jesus by me newe buylded in the Priory of Staverdell in the said 



lorti %ouri)t. 243 



countie of Somersett for me, myn auncetours and suche other as 
I shall herafter expresse in such manner as I shall also expresse 
and declare that every of the said two prestes shalbe suffered to 
contynue within the said service during his life, so he order 
himself according to my will and entent as herafter shalbe 
declared, and that during the said tyme each prest shalhave 
yerely for his salary 10 marcs of the issues of the said manors of 
Pytcombe and Coll, to be paid quarterly by the receyvor of the 
manors. And if either prest die and depart from his service by 
his own assent or otherwise during my lyfe, then such prest or 
prests as I shall depute to the service shall receive like salary 
and be suffered to contynue in the said service. And whenever 
either prest die or depart after my decease, the Prior of Staverdell 
shall depute an honest prest in his or their romes within one 
moneth. And so the Prior of Staverdell for the tyme being 
shall so depute a newe honest prest as often as it happen any of 
the said roomes to be voide, for ever. And (if) the Prior of 
Staverdell within the tyme lymyted do not so ordeyn a newe 
prest, then the Prior of Charterhouse of Wytham to do so within 
the second moneth. And if he do not, then I will Thabbot of 
Brewton within the 3rd moneth shall so ordeyn and depute oon 
honest prest. And this to contynue for ever. And yf any of 
the said Priors or the said Abbey be voide when it come to his 
tyme to depute a prest, then the Prior or Abbot next lymyted to 
preferre the prest shall ordeyn him. And every prest to sing 
and pray for me and myn frendes having the salary as before 
rehersed. I will the Prior of Staverdell for the tyme being 
within oon moneth next after my decesse shall ordeyn and 
depute oon sufficient persone to be receyvour of the said manors 
of Pytcombe and Coll, therof to pay yerely to the said prestes 
their salary and further to doo as herafter shalbe expressed. 
And the said receyvour to have yerely during the tyme he shall 
truely occupie the said office for his fee 26s. %d. of thissues of the 
maners of Pytcombe and Coll. And if the Prior of Staverdell 
doo (not) within oon moneth depute a receyvour, then the Priour 
of Charterhouse of Wytham shall do so within the second 
moneth, and in default of him, Thabbot of Brewton within the 
3rd moneth. And if oon receyvor decesse or be putt owte or 
leve the office, a newe one to be ordeyned as above. I will that 



244 domtnfet WLilU. 



every Wenysday in the yere each prest shall say masse of 
requiem for my soule, my father and mother soules by name, and 
for all the soules in generall that I am bounde to pray for. And 
every Frydey they shall say masse de nomine J esu except Good 
Friday and the other days masse of the day after thorder of the 
church, yf they be disposed and in helth of body as is convenient 
to a prest to say masse. At every masse, after the first lavatory, 
each prest shall turne him fro the awter, and openly as may be 
herde by them that shall stande about, to saye deprofundis with 
the collete of Fidelium for my soule, my father and mother and 
suche other as shalbe written in a table upon the awter, by name, 
and all the soules that I be bounde to pray for in generall and 
all cristen soules. I will that every year while the worlde shall 
endure upon that day in which I shall die, there to be holden at 
Staverdell aforsaid for my soule and the soules aforsaid a dirige 
by the Prior of Staverdell and his Covent and the said two 
prests, and the next day folowing each of the said two prests to 
say masse of requiem, and oon of the masses to be by note as 
devowtely and solemply as it may with a fewe persons, and if I 
happen to decesse upon such a day that by thorder of the church 
I may not have dirige and the next day masse of requiem, then 
I will it beholden the next day after the day of my decesse in 
which it may be holden by thorder of the church. To the Prior 
for keping the said Dirige and Masse of Requiem, yerely 3^. 4*/. 
and to every of his Covent 1 2d, And at the said Dirige and Masse 
I will there be distributed in almes every yere 20J. among poore 
people, and all this to be doon and paid by the receyvor of 
Pytcombe and Colt of thissues thereof. I will each of the said 
prestes say every Wenysday in the yere by himselfe or with his 
felowe, " placebo " and " dirige " for my soule and the soules of 
my father and mother and all that shalbe written in the Table. 
And every prest that shalbe preferred to sing for me as above 
shalhave thexibicion for terme of his life as well in sikenes as in 
helth so that he have noo other maner of promocion nor lyving, 
and doo his dutie as afore rehersed and also be of good and 
honest conversation as belongeth to a prest and specially of good 
and chast lyving of his body. And if any of the said prestes 
happen to be decrepite for age or sike so that he may not sing, 
then I will he fynde oon other honest prest to say masse every 



fcortJ %oud)t. 245 



Wenysday of Requiem for the soules before rehersed. And if 
he do not so I will he be abated of his salary for every Wenysday 
that he so shall faile &/., and the Prior of Staverdell to find som 
other honest prest to say Masse of Requiem in the said chapell 
that Wenysday that he so shall faile, which prest shall have 
every Wenysday 6d. of the other prest's salary, to be paid by 
him that payeth the other prest. And if any of the prests 
appointed to sing for me, of his wilfulnes will not doo his 
duetie, or will not be conversante and abyding at the said 
Priory, or he be promoted to any other service, or be not of 
honest conversacion and chast lyving of his body, and that he 
be proved (so) before the Abbot of Brewton and the said two 
Priors of Staverdell and Charterhous Wytham, then he shall be 
discharged within a moneth and putt from his service by the 
Prior of Staverdell, and within one moneth the said Prior shall 
preferre another in his room. And if the Prior of Staverdell 
fail to discharge him and preferre another the Prior of 
Charterhous Wytham shall do so, and in default of him, the 
Abbot of Brewton. And if the said Abbot or either of the 
said Priors discharge any prest and fail to preferre another in 
his room, then the Prior or Abbot next lymyted shall preferre 
oon or both as the caas shall require. To the Prior of Staverdell 
yerely 10s. to be paid by the receyvor of Pytcombe and Cott 
of thissues therof to fynde the 2 prests wyne, bred and waxe to 
singe with. And (if) the Prior of Staverdell do not so find 
wyne, bred and waxe, the receyvor shall do so, and he to be 
alowed therfor upon his accompts, and the Prior for that yere not 
to be paid the said \os. I will that every [. . .]* at my obite be 
ordeyned by the Prior of Staverdell suche waxe to brenne at 
the same as shalbe convenient for my degree, and to be borne of 
thissues of the maners of Pytcombe and Coll, and paid to the 
Prior of Staverdell by the receyvors therof. I will the Prior of 
Staverdell, and default of him the Prior or Thabbot as above in 
order, shall ordeyn ornaments for the said two prests to serve 
God withall, as vestments, bokes, chalices, and crewetts, with a 
pagis ; every of these as shalbe convenient to be paid for by the 
receyvors as above. I shall desire the Prior of Charterhous 
Witham and Thabbot of Brewton, and the Lord of Redlyche 

» Blank in MS. 



246 &onur0ft BHtll*. 



and the Prior of Staverdell oons every yere to take accompts at 
Staverdell of the receyvor of the said manors, and to see the 
expenses of the premisses and the ornaments ordeyned for the 
two prests, and to examyn howe the prests have doon theire 
duties according to my will. And if the said Abbot Priors and 
Lord of Redlyche, or the more part of them may attende, I wold 
have the accompts taken the day that the masses shuld be said 
for my obite, and if they may not that day then, som other day 
as they may best intende. And I will that day of accompts the 
Prior of Staverdell shall ordeyn conveniently for their dyner, and 
to have for the same at every accompts 1 35*. /\d. to be paid by 
the said receyvor. I will that the Abbot of Brewton and the 
Prior of Charterhous Witham have every yere at the said 
accompts if they be there 20s. each, and the Prior of Staverdell 
1 3j. 4*/. except John Fitz-james thelder, which is now of my fee. 
And I trust he will do that in him is for the perfourmance of 
this my will during his life. The residue of thissue of the 
profitts of the maners of Pytcombe and Coll over and above the 
chargis above rehersed (to) be put in a cover [coffer] and laide in 
the Priory of Charterhous Wytham, to thentent that therewith 
my will may be mayntayned. And when there shall aryse and 
grow of the same as moche money as will get a licence of Our 
Souveraign Lord the King to amortyse the said manors, or as 
moch therof as will serve for a perpetuel chauntery for two 
prests after the form before declared, then I will that such as 
shall be seased of the manors, or the said Abbot or Priors, cawse 
their lerned counceill to labour for the said amortisement. And 
if the licence may be gotten, then to founde a chauntry for the 
two prests perpetually in the said chapel of Jesus to sing and 
pray as abovesaid ; the Prior of Staverdell, or in his defaute the 
Prior of Charterhous Witham, or the Abbot of Brewton to 
ordeyn both the prests after the chauntrye (be) founded within 
the tyme before limited. And the Abbot, Priors and Lord of 
Redliche to examyn the order, lyving of the prests, and punyshe 
them as above as well after the chauntry be founded as before. 
And if any of the said Priors, Abbot or Lord of Redliche be not 
at the accompts or fail in doyng anything to him limited, then 
for that yere his pencion shall not be paid to him. Item, where 
also Richard nowe Bishop of London and divers others have 



lorto Zouri)*- 247 



recovered agayn me among other lands by writ of entree in the 
post the manor of Branfelde in the said countie of Northampton 
to thuse of me and myn heirs, I will that immediately after my 
decesse my doughter Cecilye Zouche have £10 of lond, parcell of 
the said manor of Branfelde, to hir and to hir heires, the said 
lond to be severid and divided from the rest of the manor by my 
executors. I will my son William Zouche after my deth have 
the manor of Branfelde, except the said £10 of land, to him and 
to his heires males, and in defaute of such issue to remain to my 
right heires, soo that my said son William do truly pay such 
annuyties as be graunted by me owte of the said manor. And if 
he do not, and if he lett or interrupt any part of this my will, 
my executors shall take the hole issues and pay the said 
annuyties and perform my will, the residue remaining to my 
right heires, soo they do not lett thexecucion of my will. To 
my trusty servant Richard Dyer an annuytie of 53J. 4^., to be 
paid yerely at the fests of Pentecost and All Saints owt of the 
part of the said manor of Branfelde lymyted to my son William. 
To my servant Edward Burley the same. To John Fitz-james 
the elder and to his son John an annuytie of 10 marcs, out of 
the manor of Litill Houghton, to be paid at the same fests. To 
my servant Frauncis Aynesworth oon annuytie of 100s. To my 
servant Cuthbert Mychell of my chamber 5 marcs yerely. To 
other servants annuities as follows : Hugh Norman 40J., John 
Porter 40?., Arthur Makeworthe 4 marcs, James Bryce 4 marcs, 
John Artour the yonger 40J., John Arthur thelder 4 marcs, all 
out of the said manor of Litill Houghton, to be paid at the 
fests abovenamed. To William Gylman my servant an 
annuytie of 40?. To John Bledring and John Lydeate my 
servants an annuytie of 26s. Sd. each, the above to be paid 
out of that part of the manor of Branfelde limited to my son 
William. And with the residue of the profitts of the said 
manors of Litill Houghton and Branfelde my executors shall 
pay the rest of my servants one hole yeres wagis. And if my 
recoverers of the manors of Pytcombe and Coll, Clypsham, 
Branfelde and Litill Houghton die to the number of 2 or 4 
persons, the survivors to make estate in fee of the said manors 
to 2 or 3 persons immediately to take estate agayn to them 
that so overlyved and to other trusty persons to the number 



243 £omer*et ©Hill*. 



of 10 and so to contynue to tyme my will is performed. I will 
of the issues and profits of the manor of Lavenden and of all 
my said lands and manors in recoverers hands, except the 
manors of Pytcombe and Cott, my executors pay all my detts 
that can be proved, and also truly execute every poynt of 
this my will. And if my son and heir apparant or any other 
that shall happen to be my next heire, withdraw or witholde 
any maner of fee, annuytie before graunted, or in any wise 
interrupt thexecucion of my last will, or be not loving and 
kynde to such as shall be my servants at the tyme of my 
decesse, or if he hurte, troble or vexe any of them that shall be 
of my counsell or other my frends or servants, then my 
executors, as they shall aunswere before God, shall sell my 
maners of Litill Houghton and Lavenden to the best value 
they can, and with the money pay the fees or annuyties, and 
gett a licence of the King with the residue to founde and make 
perpetual the said two prests at Staverdell in maner as above, 
and to amortise the said maners of Pytcombe and CoH for 
perfourmance of the same. In witness wherof to every part of 
this my will quatripartite indented I, the said Lord Zouche, 
have sett my seall and signe manuell. September 28th, 
9 Henry VIII. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, March 20th, 1525. 



1525. THOMAS COLE. 

[7* Porch.] 
November 18th, 1525. Thomas Cole. To be buried in the 
parish church of Mynhede in the aisle [Gilda] of the Holy 
Trinity. To the store of the same church, one saltseler of silver 
formerly bought of the said church. To the store of the 
port called le Were of the said town 20s. To a certain chaplain 
to celebrate in the said church for my soul and my friends' souls 
for a whole year £6. To the cathedral church of Wells \2d. 
Sir James Hacket, curate there for tithes forgotten and to pray for 
my soul, 6s. $d. Margaret Laughell my servant £3 dr. id. 
Edith Garet my servant £3 6s. Sd. Sir John Richard, chaplain, 
to pray for my soul, £6 1 $s. 4//. To each light situated within 
the church of Mynhede \2d. 



fcabel dftt^ame*. 249 



Residue: Alice my wife, Robert my son, and Joan my 
daughter (executors). 

Overseers : Sir John Richard and Stephen Cole. 

Witnesses : Sir James Hacket, curate, Sir John Richard, 
chaplain, Robert Dobyll. 

Proved June 5th, 1526. 

1525. ALEXANDER BULLER, ESQ. 

[7 Porch.] 

January 7th, 1525. Alexander Buller, esquier, of Wood, with- 
in the diocese of Bathe. My body to be buried within the parish 
churche of St. Gile of Knoll, within the chauncell. To the 
cathedral church of Wells 6s. 8d. To the brotherhede of St. 
Kateryn He in the church of Charde 20J". To the brotherhede 
of the Crosse in the church of Ilmystre 20J". To Sir Henry 
Lymary, curate of Knoll 3J. ^d. To my olde servant Robert 
Butler 13J. /\d. To my olde servant Thomas Lumbard 13^. 4^/. 
To my olde servant Peter Thorne 1 3^. \d. To my servant John 
Hayes 6s. Sd. To my father-in-lawe John Horssey thelder my 
sorell amlyng gelding, and to my brother John Horssey the 
choyse of any of my trotting geldings. 

Residue : Elizabeth my wife, and John Buller my son and 
heire (executors). 

Overseers : J. Horssey elder and yonger. 

Witnesses : Sir Henry Lymary, curate, John Horssey the 
elder and yonger, Peter Thorne. 

Proved June 5th, 1526. 

1525. ISABEL FITZ-JAMES. 

[24 Porch.] 
February 21st, 1526. 1 Isabell Fitz James, widowe, within the 
diocese of Bath and Wells. My body to be buried in Cristen 
burial where it shall please God and my frendes. To the mother 
church of Wells 3^. 4k To the chapell of St. Peter at Redlynch 
3^. 4</. To my doughter my lady ffitzjames a gurdell of gold 
harneysed with golde. To my doughter Elizabeth fitzjames the 
yonger a gowne of chamlet purfilled with crymson velvet. To 
1 MS. 1527, but the codicil is dated 1527, October 4th. 

2 K 



*5° &omertfet Wii\U. 



my sonne Hugh Mallet of Corripole a goblet gilt beringarmes of 
the libertts 1 hed. To my godsonne Thomas Mallett a goblet gilt 
with the armes of the portcullis and the rose, and 6 silver sponys. 
To my doughter Isabell Mallett a nutt gilt, with a cover to the 
same, a mary mawdelyn box 2 gilt with a cover to the same. To 
my sonne Hugh Mallett a fetherbed with a bolster, a paire of 
blanketts, 4 pillowes of downe, a counterpoynt of Imagery werke, 

5 paire of fyne shetes, and 5 paire of yomen shetes, two borde 
clothes of diaper, a pair of towells of diaper, a doseyn of napkyns 
of diaper, a long carpett, half a doseyn of quysshons of carpet 
werk, two long quysshens for the chamber, oon cloth of batkyn 
and a nother of damaske werk, two coffers of sprewys, two ship 
coffers. To my doughter Isabell Mallet a blak gowne of 
chamlet furryd with martryns, my tryangle of golde. To my 
son Thomas Michell a basyn and an ewer of silver parcell gilt, a 
stonding goblet with a cover bering armys of the libertts' hede, 2 
fether bedds with two bolsters, 4 downe pillowes marked with 
A.B., a paire of fustians, a paire of blanketts, two counterpoynts 
oon with the ymage of Our Lady and the other with diverse 
ymagery werke, a tabull cloth of diaper 6 yards in length, and 
3 yards in brede, another borde cloth of diaper of the same werke, 

6 napkins of like werke, 18 diaper napkins, two wasshing towells 
and a cupbord cloth of diaper, 3 carpetts, a cupborde, a cofir of 
korvid werk made in Bruton, a coffer of sprewis, a ship coffer 
stonding by the bedside, 6 quysshens with redde harts hedds, 
2 long quysshens for the chamber, one of werke of batkyn and 
another of damaske werke. To my doughter Joane Michell wife 
of the said Thomas Michell my gowne of chamlet furryd with 
shanke, another tawny chamlet gowne purfilled with blak 
velwet and my best beads with a broche of golde. My will is the 
residue of all my gownes be distributed amongst my kynnesfolks 
by the discrecion of my overseer. To Richard my servant a 
fetherbed whereupon my servants lyeth, a paire of newe blanketts, 
a paire of shetes, and a coverlet of Northfolk werke and 26s. id. 
for his hole yeres wages. To my lorde of Bruton a cruett of 

1 Leopard. 

2 In tne Accounts of the Prioress of St. Mary de Free is the following item, " Paid 
for the pitaunce atte Mary Mawdelyn tyd two tymes xxij</." Monast. Angl. Ill, 359. 
Mcdii s£vi Calendariutu, II, 263. 



babel dFtt£*3anu0. 251 



silver and gilt to serve him at his masse. To the prior of 
Charterhouse I bequeth an ale cup of silver and gilt with a cover 
to the same. To every chanon of the house of Bruton being 
priest 2od. at the day of my burying and to every novys &d. 
I will that my executors fynde and maynteyn a taper of a lb. to 
brenne at all tymes convenient before the ymage of our blissed 
lady within the monastery of Bruton and specially at pardon 
masse tyme so longe as the sum of 20s. in money will endure. I 
will my said executors geve and distribute to prests and clerks 
and poor folks the day of my burying and for necessary causes 
concerning the same busynes and also in the day of my 
anniversary £40 of lawful money and if any money be left of 
the said summe in the ende my will is the same to be used for 
the most welth of my soule by the discrecion of the said 
executors and overseer. Item, my will is the said executors 
fynde oon of the chanons of the monastery of Bruton to singe at 
my later husbonds aulter daily within the s d monastery praying 
for his soule, my soule and for all my good frendes soules from 
the day of my obite till the summe of £20 in money be com up, 
geving away the said chanons every weke I2d. of lawful money 
of Englonde. 

Residue : Hugh Mallett and Thomas Michell (executors). 

Supervisor : my cosyn John Horsey the eldest (to him 

In witness I have putto my seall. 

Witnesses : my lord chief Justice Maister John Fitzjames the 
yonger, Sir Robert Rotherham, Sir William Clement, and many 
moo. 

In witness that I knowe this is the verey true will of my said 
mother-in-lawe I, John ffitzjames the elder, chief Justice of the 
King's benche have written this with myn own hande. 

John Fitzjames senior. 

CodiciU memorandum. October qth y 1527. 

I, Isabell Fitzjames, of Bruton, widowe, over and above the 
said testament ffirst I will that my said testament and last will 
shall stonde in his full vertue and strength. Furthermore I 
will that the testor nowe being in the lowe chamber with the 
hangings aboute shall remayn there as it nowe is. I will that 



252 domeriet WtiLilU. 



my lord Abbot shal have a vestment of white damaske 
braunched with golde and crosse of red satyn in the name 
of my mortuary yf it please my lord Abbot so to accept it. If 
nay, then I will that my executors shall dispoase the same 
vestment for the welth of my soule in som other use. I will 
that Sir William Clement, priest, shal have a counterpoynt of 
verdor whiche nowe lyeth upon my bedde in the chamber. I 
will that Sir Robert Rotheram, parishe prest, shal have a 
counterpoynt of imagery which nowe lyes upon me. My 
cosyn, Alice Storke, shal have my best bonet and a frontlett 
of tawny velwet. Joane Compton, doughter to the said Alice, 
shal have my best worsted kirtell. Grace Dodyngton my 
seconde best worsted kirtell. My cosyn, Dorathe Grene, a 
gowne of chamlet with wyde slevys, purfilled with shanks. 
Annes Kaylway, now my servant, shal have a gowne of blak 
cloth lyned with bokeram and purfilled with black velwet. 
Item, a kirtell of blak chamlet that was last made and 26s. $d. 
over and above hir wages. Maister Doctour Fontdeloroy shal have 
a spone of silver and gilte. My lord chief Justice shal have a cup 
of silver and gilt with a cover ordeyned for ale in a token of 
remembrance. My cosyn Baskitt's wife shall have a harte of 
golde which I have used to were aboute my necke. William 
Clements, scoler at Oxford, shal have a peire of blanketts, a 
bolster, and 26s. $d. in money to his exhibicion. My scoler, Sir 
Richard Browne, 6s. 8d. Mawde Mede, my olde servant, a 
matres, a bolster, and a paire of blanketts. Joan Patche, my 
servant, two petycots. 

Residue of all my goods I will shall be sold as it apperith in 
my testament. 

Witnesses: My lady Fitzjames, William Grene, Robert 
Chycke, Sir William Clement, and Sir Robert Rotheram, with 
divers others. 

Proved in the cathedral church of St. Paul, London, October 
23rd, 1527. 

1526. WILLIAM PREMPTON. 

[9 Porch.] 
June 5th, 1526. William Frempton, burges of the citie of 
Wells. To be buried in the chapell of St. George in the parish 



fit'efjolaa Jfrautue*. 253 



church of St Cutberd of Wells "without pompe." And to 
bestow first to poor people being at my burying bred to the 
value of 26s. Sd. And to every prest of the same church being 
at my placebo, dirige, masses, and burying \2d. And to every 
clerk of the same being present at the same premisses 6d. And 
to every straunge prest saying masse the day of my burying in 
the said church \d. Cathedral church of St. Andrew \2d. 
Reparacion of the high awter of St. Cutbert 1 2d. Maister Vicar of 
St. Cutbert for tithes forgotten 2od. Reparacion of St. Cutbert 
church \2d. St. George Chapell 6s. Sd. St. Katerine awter 
3.9. 4d. To every other awter of the same church halowed Sd. 
To the prest beyng my goostly father at the tyme of my deth 
Sd. Richard, my son, 20 marcs when he shall come to his 
laufull ages or when he shall be maried, if he die before then 
the said sum to be disposed in dedes of charitie, etc. My suster 
Margaret 10s. Walter Wall 10s. John Grauntham 10s. My 
executrix yerely for nyne years to pay to the prest synging and 
saying masse in the said chapell of St. George for my soule 
26s. Sd. at foure termes of the yere there usuall. 

Residue : Emmott, my wife (executrix). 

Overseers: John Cutt, maister of the towne of Wells, 
Maister Thomas Rogers, Bachelor of Lawe, canon, and notary 
papall, John Tanner, and William Joyce, Burges of Wells (to 
each 6s. Sd.) 

In witness whereof I have subscribed with myne owne 
hande. 

Proved July 12th, 1526. 

1526. NICHOLAS FRAUNCES. 

[10 Porch.] 
June 13th, 1526. Nicolas Fraunces, of Comeflory, in the 
diocese of Bathe. My body to be buried within the He of the 
chauntrye of our lady within Comeflory. To the cathedral 
church of Wells 10s. To the gray freres of Brigewater 20d. 
To the making of a crosse to the high awter of Comeflory £4. 
To every of my wayting servants their hole yere wages. To 
Elynor Sampford 40s. To every of my godchildren being alyve 
1 2d. 



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Residue : Cecely, my wife (executrix). 
Overseer: My good lord chief justice. 

Witnesses: Sir John Haddon, curate, Sir John Goodhyn, 
clerk, Hugh Sampford, Geffrey Arundell. 
Proved September 26th, 1526. 



1526. JOHN CHAPER ALS. NICOLLS. 
[10 Porch.] 

July 30th, 1526. John Chaper a/s. Nicolles, of Funtmell, in 
the diocese of Sarum. To be buried in the churchyard of the 
parish church of Brewton in the diocese of Bath and Wells. To 
the mother church of Sarum 4*/. To the maintenance of the 
parish church of Funtmell one heifer. To the parish church of 
Brewton I2</. To the chapel of Orchard in the parish of 
Funtmell 20*/. 

Residue : Edith, my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : Walter Kyng, Roger Cowme, John Mayoo, of 
Orchard. 

Witnesses: Robert Rotheram, chaplain of the parish of 
Brewton, Master William Towker, John Foyll, and John Clerk 
of the same. Dated at Brewton. 

Proved August 25th, 1526. 

Ultima voluntas. My will to stand. 

I will that Edithe, my wife, there named shal have the use 
and disposicion of all my goods with the advice of the overseers. 
I will that she shal have to hir and to hir assignes foure closis of 
pasture lying within Thornton in the shyre of Dorset as apperith 
by an indinture betwyxt William Carrant, squire, and Elizabeth, 
his wife, in the oon parte and me, J. C. a/s. N., in the other parte, 
dated June 28th, 13 H. VIII. The tyme of the yeres not 
expressed as there is written in full and lawful possession. I will 
that the saide Edithe shal have foure closis of pasture and a 
medowe called prestlande in the marshe within the manor of 
Hendon which I purchased of John Sprynge and Edith, his wife, 
by the licence of Elizabeth Schelford, abbess of Shaftesbery, as 
it apperith by an indenture dated August 20th, 14 H. VIII., she 
to have the use and profit of the said purches as by the said 
indentures is evidently expressed to him and his assignes. 



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1526. JOHN DYRDOO. 

[23 Porch.] 

August 1 8th, 1526. John Dyrdoo. To be buried in the 
parish church of St John Baptist in Yevell before St. Kateryn 
awter behynde the quere. Cathedral church of Wells, \2d. To 
the high awter \2d. Every godchild \2d. Julian Garland 
£6 13s. 4d. Richard hir suster £6 13s. ^d. Every prest 
in the quere 2od. Every oon of those persons rehersed 
by James Spede 2d. John Paynter 2d. Mathew Abere 
2d. Richard Wynny \d. John Kybbys ^d. John 
Goodwyn 4*/. John Lewes ^d. James Mede ^d. 
Nicolas Lamberd ^d. German 4*/. Ambros ^d. Richard 
Allwyn <\d. John Grene \d. Richard Penkeny 2d. William 
Ketwyn 4*/. William Everton %d. William Dowte ^d. John 
Quarrell 2d. Joane Styllis 2d. John Castell 4^/. John Kyng 
4d. William Jenyn ^d. John Napper 2d. The almes house 
Sd. Henry Warde 2d. John Pyne ^d. John Etmet 4*/. 
Annes Barnerd 2d. Water Dare 2d. John Sendall 2d. To 
the church of Compton Pansed 35". ^d. 

Residue : My wife, Emote (executrix). 

All straungers that be poor to have a penny apece. 

Overseers: William Plukenet, Thomas Chamberleyn (40^. 
each), my brother, John Dyrdo, of Trent, I geve him all things 
that is betwyxt hym and me and all things that he doth occupy 
of myn and 2 shirts, 2 dobletts, 2 gownes, 2 cappes, 2 paire of 
hosyn. My wif to have my house during my yeres and after 
her to remayn to Julyan Garland, my wife not to meddle with 
noo goodes that be in the landes of my kynnesfolks saving the 
shepe that be in their hands, of William Pluknett 2 oxen, 
oon oxe in the hands of Thomas Chamberleyn. 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Adams, Gregory Everton, William 
Hayne, John Leke. 

Proved September 20th, 1527. 



1526. WILLIAM BURGES. 

[10 Porch.] 
August 24th, 1526. William Burges, of Batcome, in the 
county of Somerset To be buried in cristen buriall. To the 



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cathedral churche of Wells 20d. To our lady churche of 
Batcome 20s. I geve to the Abbey of Bruton to be praid for 
there by the space of fyve yeres, every yere 52J. To every oon 
of my soones that be Bachelers £20. To every oon of my 
dough ters unmarried ^10. 

Executors : My wife [called Joan in the Probate], and my 
sonne Robert. 

Overseers : Maister Walton, of Bruton, and John Blyke, of 
Westcome (to each 6s. 8d.). 

Witnesses : Richard Baldwyn, Thomas Bury, William 
Curteys. 

Proved August 28th, 1526. 



1526. WILLIAM SYMSON. 

[3 JANKYN.] 

August 25th, 1526. William Symson to be buried within the 

parish church of Parlock yf so fortune that I dye in that parishe, 

•to that church 13^. 4^/., or else if that I dye in any other parish 

but 6s. $d. Everych of my godchildren 4*/. Davy Symson my 

sonne an iren bounde wayne. 

Residue : Margaret my wife. 

Overseer : Maister Richard Philipps. 

Witnesses : Sir Richard Corie, Water Rawlyn, Davy 
Symson. 

Proved March 20th, 1528. 



1526. JOAN COPPE. 

[19 Porch.] 

October 14th, 1526. Joan Coppe of Brushford, to be buried 
in the church of St. Michael of Brushford. To St Michael 
aforsaid, 20s. with my best dish ; to the B.M. one sheep ; to the 
lights of the dead one sheep, to the fabric of the church of 
St Andrew of Wells /\d. Henry Serne 40J. To the curate of 
the said church $s. qd. Christine my daughter all my clothes, 
[and] utensils (one tunic alone excepted, which I give to John 
Mere). Joan Galowan one heifer. 

Residue : William Westhorne my son (executor). 



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Witnesses: Sir Philip Sampson, Thomas Mellyns, John 
Nicholl. 

Proved May 5th, 1527. 



1526. WILLIAM MOONE. 

[12 Porch.] 

October 14th, 1526. William Mone of Hengistrege in the 
diocese of Bath and Wells. My body to be buried in the church 
of St. Michael of Hengistrege. To the cathedral church of 
Wells 4*/. To the high altar of Hengistrege 2od. To St. James 
one heifer (vaccam juvencam). To the brotherhood of the B.M. 
of Hengistrege one steer (Jbovem juvencuni). For burial in the 
church of Hengistrege 6s. $d. To have an honest chaplain to 
celebrate in the church of Hengistrege for one year [blank]. 

Residue : Cristina my wife (executrix). 

Overseers: William Lock, Alexander Melior (to whom 
20 ewes). 

Witnesses : Sir Walter Heys, John Darke, Thomas Lipatt 

Proved November 13th, 1526. 



1526. JOHN COEE. 

[12 Porch.] 

October 16th, 1526. John Coke of the parish of Babington. 
To be buried in the churchyard of St John the Baptist of Frome. 
Cathedral church of Wells %d. To the light of the high cross in 
the church of St John Baptist of Frome \2d. To the main- 
tenance of the church of St. Margaret of Babington 4^. To the 
light of St Katerine of Babington 4*/. To Agnes my wife 
20 marcs. To William, Edward, and Francis my sons, and to 
Joan my daughter 40*. (each). 

Residue : Joan Cooke my mother. 

Witnesses : Sir William Fissher, John Dorset, notary. 

Proved January 10th, 1526. 



1526. ELIZABETH CATLEWAYE. 

[15 Porch.] 
October 20th, 1526. Dame Elizabeth Cayleway, widow, of 
the parish of Hutton in the county of Somerset To be buried 

2 L 



25& Somerset WHXU. 



within the chauncell of the parish church of Hutton or ells within 
such place as it shall please God at the time of my departing 
out of this transitory world. To the high awter of the said 
parish church of Hutton for my offeryngs and tithes negligently 
forgotten 35". \d. To the reparacion of the said church 40$'., or 
ells to the use of the said church as my sonne Thomas Payne 
shall think best to Godds pleasure and my soule helth. To the 
monastery of Mynchyn Bucklonde 6s. $d. To the charterhouse 
of Wittam 6s. Sd. To the mother church of Wells 3s. \d. To 
my doughter Mary a ryng of golde with a stone therin, a crosse 
of gold with foure litell pearles, and a flatt pece of silver. To 
the howse of Worspryng 5 marcs. 

Residue : To my sonne Thomas Payne all my goodes move- 
able, etc. (executor). 

Witnesses : Thomys Hanson, clerk, my goostly fader, chosen 
at this present tyme and notary publique, John Tylly, and 
William Yong. 

Proved January 30th, 1526. 



1526. JOHN WALLE ALS. HAMLTN. 
[12 Porch.] 
October 26th, 1526. John Walle, alias Hamlyn, of Evyll. 
My body to be buried within the churchyarde of St. John Baptist 
in Evyll in the right side of the brode Aley before the great yew 
tree. To the mother church of Wells \2d. To the said church 
of Evill that I and my wife may be putt [in the] cofhyn bederoll 
6s. Sd. To the same church to the maynteyning of the bells and 
other ornaments there 10 yewes and a kowe for to contynue in a 
stock for the said church behove. My doughter Gertrude for 
hir mariage £10. John Walle my eldest sonne my tenement at 
the Vagg with the appurtenances. To Robert my sonne half my 
flock of shepe, and as for all my other children to be at the 
disposicion of Alice my wife. To the freres of Ilchester to be 
praid for 3^. 4*/. To the freres of Dorchester to be praid for 

3* 4<* 

Residue : Alice my wife (executrix). 

Overseer : Maister John Sydenham, the yonger, he to have 
for his labor oon of my mowes of rye corne. 



9o$n Sarbor. 259 

Witnesses: Maister William Forde, Vicar of Evill, John 
Dowle, John Clevedon, and John Skarr. 
Proved November 13th, 1526. 



1527. THOMAS LANGDON, 

[24 Porch.] 

April 2nd, 1527. Thomas Langdon, parishioner of Crok- 
horne. To be buried in the conventual 1 church of Canonlegh. 
William my elder sonne 4 ewes with 4 lambs and a heffour. To 
every of the said William's children a shepe. To thelder John 
of my sonnes a stere, 4 yewes, 4 lambys, and half the ferm of 
Purlington and to every of his children a shepe. Robert my 
sonne 20 ewes with their lambes, and so many ewes and lambys 
I bequeath to Joane my wife which Joan shall first chuse and 
then Robert, and to the said Robert and Joan thoder half of my 
said ferme. To the second John of my sonnes 20 ewes, and 
20 lambes, and 2 heflfers. To my said sons William, John, 
Robert, and John, 100 wedders. Margaret my doughter 40^. 
40s. to his child yet unborn. To John Waglande 42s. To the 
store of St. Martyns in North Perot church oon ewe and a lamb. 
To Robert Broke a kowe so that he will pay to the fraternite of 
Brode Wynsor 5^. To the parson of Crokhorne for tithes 
forgotten i2d. Cathedral church of Wells I2d. 

Residue : Joane my wife (executrix). 

Overseers : Maister Nicholas Langdon, William Langdon my 
sons (each 20s.) 

Witnesses : Maister Edward Hawell, Vicar of Burliscombe, 
John Irishe, John Crovder, John Harries, William Keat, Sir 
John Goolde, John Waglande. 

Proved October 16th, 1527. 



1527. JOHN BARBOR 

[19 Porch.] 
April 26th, 1527. John Barbor to be buried in the church- 
yard of B.M. of Marston [Magna]. To the blessed Andrew of 
Wells id. To the sacrament in the high altar of Marston for 
tithes forgotten 5^. To blessed Mary in the chapel $s. 4*/. 



260 &omtr*tt SBtlt*. 



Residue : Richard Barbor my father, and Elizabeth rriy wife 
(executors). 

Overseer : The Rector of Compton [Cuton]. 

Witnesses : John Rowsewell vicar there, Henry Cunys, 
Thomas Wasdon. 

Proved May 15th, 1527. 



1527. EDWARD HOWELL ALS. TROWBRIDGE. 

[8 JANKYN.] 

May 3rd, 1 527. Edward Howell als. Trowbrigge to be buried 
in the chauncell of Dartington. I leave to my successor of Dart- 
ington 40^. for his dilapidations, 4.0s. to be distributed among por 
people of the parish of Dartington. To my successor of Aishe- 
brittell for dilapidations 40^. 40s. to be distributed among por 
people of my parish of Aishebritell. Towards the maynten- 
ance of the bretherreden prest of Dartington for three years, 
each yere, 13s. $d. to pray for the souls of Hugh Howell and 
Alice his wife and for the soul of Edward. To a preist to singe for 
the said soules in the parish church of Dartington oon yore 
£6 13J. 4d. My servant John Capurne 6s. Sd. above his wages. 
John Symon my moreman 3^. ^d. above his wages. To Oriall 
College in Oxford for payment of foure pounds which I am in 
dett there a goblett with a cover and thre litle salts and if they 
will not take this plate for the said payment that then the execu- 
tors of this my testament paye the £4 reserving the plate to their 
own use. Every godchild 4*/. Maister William Parkhouse 405. 
and my scarlet gown. Sir John Pownde parson of Hackum 20s. 
and my violet gowne. 

Residue : Henry Toker and Margery his wife, James Howell 
the yonger, Peter Reynold, Andrew Stoky and to William 
Aisshele theldest of the sunnys of Thomas Aisshele whom I make 
my executors. All my dettors of my two parishes that be poor 
men whose names are contained upon Henry Toker's bill half 
their dett to pray for me. 

The aforesaid James, Petir and William to be ordered by my 
overseers till they be of lawful age. 

Overseers : Maister William Parkhous and Sir John Pownde 
parson of Hackum. 



$oi)n &tbbe4. 261 



Witnesses : Maister John Ryder preest, John Toker, merchant 
of Totnes. 

Proved June 14th, 1 529. 

[Testator was instituted Rector of Ashbrittle, December 26th, 15 10. 
Somerset Incutnbents % 309.] 

1527. JOANE SERNE. 

[21 Porch.] 

May nth, 1527. Johane Serne widowe of the parish of 
Shepton Malett, my body to be buried in holy grave : mother 
church of Wells $s. ^d. To the bells of the parish church of 
Shepton Mallet \2d. To the four lights of the same church \6d. 
To our lady of the brotherhed in the same church my wedding 
ring of golde. To our lady of Corsecome one ringe of golde. To 
every of the three sonnes of John Philipps six silver spones. 
Alice Marke of Bruton one silver spone. Agnes Marke wedowe, 
my best gowne, one kerchefe, one smocke, one ffetherbed, one 
paire of blanketts. Sir John Michell my curate 3s. ^d. 

Residue: John Philipps and his brother George Philipps 
(executors). 

Overseer : Thomas Strowde (to him 6s. 8d.) 

Witnesses : Sir John Michell, curate, William Clerke. 

Proved July 9th, 1527. 



1527. JOHN GIBBES. 

[26 Porch.] 

July 10th, 1 527. John Gibbes of Nony thelder. To be buried 
in the church of Nony before the high crosse. Cathedral church 
of Wells 2s. To the church of Nony 26s. Sd. 

Residue : Agnes my wife (executrix) and Alice my doughter. 

Overseers : Thomas Bomffyle gent, (to him 20s.) and Philip 
Horner (to him 10s.) 

Witnesses: Sir Richard Basing, parson of Nony, Thomas 
Bamffyle 1 gent. Philipp Horner, Thomas Chansler, John Gibbes 
the yonger, William Gibbes. 

Proved December 7th, 1527. 



1 MS. Banisfyle. 



262 donurtet WLiXU. 



1527. JOANE CHAMPNEYS. 

[25 Porch.] 

September 2nd, 1527. Joane Champneys, gentilwoman, to 
be buried in the chapell of St. Andrewe within the parish church 
St John Baptist in Frome Selwood. To the cathedral church of 
Wells 1 2d. Parish church of Frome a bason with an ewer of 
silver and parte gilt. To our lady a girdell of blewe velwet with 
silver and gilt. To the high crosse light 1 2d. To every stonding 
light in the church 6d. My doughter Emmc my best salt of silver 
and gilt with a cover and a pomaunder of silver. To my doughter 
Anne six of my best spones. To Maister Richard Kerton's wife 
my secunde beads of corall and a gowne of blak pewke lyned with 
cloth. Maistres Joane Strode a swagid pece of silver and oon of 
my worst salts of silver without a cover. Sir Richard Ashe a 
swaged pece of silver. To Henry Gibbons my best maser. To 
every prest servyng in the parish church of Frome 2od. To 
Maister Prior of the Charterhouse in Wytham 4.0s. to be myn 
overseer. 

Residue : Maister Henry Gaynsford and Sir Richard Asshe 
(executors). 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Philips, curat, Sir Philip Jorden, 
James Kyng, Henry Gibbens, John Vorsett, per me Dom. 
Thomam Philips manu propria. 

Proved November 15th, 1527. 

1527. JOHN WITDECOMBE. 

[23 Porch.] 
September 3rd, 19 Hen. VIII. [1527]. John Witdecombe 
gentilman, my body to be buried in Our Lady chapel within the 
parish church of Martoke within the countie of Somerset in the 
south side of the said chapel. To the cathedral church of Wells 
2od. To the church of Martoke 40s. To the church of 
Lamport 10s. To the Abbot and Covent of Mochelney 20s. 
for Dirige and Masse of requiem for my soule solempnely to be 
had there both the day of my obit and the day of my moneth 
mynde. To the Prior and covent of Mountague 20s. for like 
service to be had there at the said times. To the Freres of 
Yevelchester to sing a trentall for my soul there in as short time 



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as they conveniently may 10s. To the Freres of Briggewater 
ioj. for a like trentall. To the white Freres and to the Temple 
Freres of Bristowe wherof I am a brother for a like trentall 
2s. 6d. each. To every prest servying in the church of Merstock 
aforesaid 2s. 6d. for a trentall of either of theym to be said for 
my soule. To the graduate man that shall say a sermon the day of 
my burial 6s. 8d. To every prest that shall be at my Dirige and 
Masse of my obite 8d. To fyve pour men in the Worship of 
the Fyve Wounds of Crist 15 brode yerds of blak cloth to make 
theym gownes and whoods, and also ^d. in money for each of 
them to bere oon torch the day of my burying and in like wise 
at my moneths mynde. To him that shalbe cheef in doyng the 
service at my burying, as Abbot, Prior or suche other Prelate 
6s. 8d, but yf he be under such degrees then to have but 
after the discretion of myn executours. To every clerk at 
mannes estate syngyng at my dirige and masse of my obitt 4d. 
To every childe syngyng there at the same tyme 4*/. To every 
of my susters 20s. and to every of their childern 3^. ^d. To my 
brother William Witdecombe all my wering gere as gownes, 
dobletts and jaketts except a gowne of damaske and a gown 
of violett in grayn with their furres which gown of violett in 
grayne with his said furre I bequeth to Sir John Scutt. To 
Joane Buckehm my servant £4 to hir mariage. To Alice my 
wife my dwelling house in Martoke with all my custume holdings 
during hir widowhed and noo lenger, and if she mary or die, 
then my brother William Witdecombe to have my dwelling 
house and custume holdings. To Alice my said wife such 
porcion of plate as I lymyted to hir appering by a bill doble 
signed with myn own hand. To my said brother William such 
porcion of plate as I lymyted to him appering by the same bill. 
The residue of all my plate except 2 standing cuppes covered 
the oon wherof I have bequest to Maister John Glyn provest of 
Stoke and the other to my cosyn Richard Phelipps to their 
labours about my will to be perfourmed, I have lymyted for 
the bilding of a house in Martoke aforsaid for a chauntry 
prest to enhabite in whiche I shall ordeyn to serve there for 
my soul by the disposition of the said maister John Glynne 
and Richard Phelipps. Also I will the residue of all my 
movable goods as well utensils of houshold within dore and 



264 *onur*et QKtIU. 



without as catall and corne shall be dispoased after my deth by 
the said maister John Glynne and Richard Phelipps, partely 
to the use of William my brother and partely to the use of 
Alice my wife. And the residue therof towards the building 
of the said house and for ornaments of my chauntry and for 
other charitable dedes, and my debts which shall be recovered 
shall be disposed to the same effects. Also, by these presents 
I doo declare my last will upon my dede of feoffement made 
to Nicholas Wadham knyght, Andrewe Lutterell knyght, 
Hugh Powlatt Esq., Baldewyn Malett Esq., John Cave, 
John Walshe, Thomas Newton gentilman, John Mason clerk, 
Thomas Rowceter clerk, Water Tucker, John Lavor, Henry 
Trott and Thomas Meker, dated September 2nd, yere abovesaid, 
as folows. First, I will my said feoffees in as short time as 
convenient after my deth by their sufficient dede in the Lawe 
make astate unto Alice my wife of all the lands and tenements 
in the said dede in Witdecombe, Bowrehenton, Cote, 
Lymborough, in the parish of Martock, Kyngsbury, Drayton, 
Fyvehed, Crukhorne, Graynton, Edyngton, Langportestover, 
Langportweston, Southwike and Frome Selwood, to have and 
to hold to her for her life. The remaynder of the said lands 
(except those in Bowrehenton, Langporteston, Langportwestover 
and Southwike) to William Witdecombe my brother and to his 
heirs and for lack of such to John Sherewill and to his heirs 
and for lack of such, to the right heirs of me the said 
John Witdecombe for ever. The remaynder of the lands in 
Bowrehenton to Water Pole and his heirs, he and they keping 
yerely a solempne obite with Dirige and Masse in the parish 
church of Martocke for the soules of me, Alice my wife, John 
and Joan my father and mother, and for lack of issue to the 
said Water Pole, to Thomas Wareham and to his heirs, he and 
they doing the same, and for lack of issue to the said Thomas 
Wareham, to John Sherewill and to his heirs, keping a like obite 
in the said church and for defaute of such heirs to remain to the 
right heires of me forever. Also I will there be spent and laid 
out in meate and drynke yerely at every of the said obits by 
theym afore rehersed as shell kepe them to prests and clerks 
singing thereat, 6s. Sd. Also the remainder of the lands and 
teftts in Langporteston, Langportweston and Southwike to 



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Thomas Wareham and to his heirs males, he and keping yerely 
in the church aforsaid within the church of Langport a 
solempne obit for the said soules and also for the soules of 
William Shurte and Cristian his wife and bestowing yerely 
thereat 13J. ^d. that is to say (6s. $d.) for bred, chese and 
drynke for prests and clerks reward redyng and singing thereat, 
and the other 6s. Sd. to be distributed yerely in bred to poor 
people to be dealed, to pray for the soules abovesaid, and for 
lack of issue of the said Thomas Wareham, the remainder to 
John Sherewill and to his heires males, he and they doing likewise 
in oon of the said churches, and for lack of such issue, to remain 
to Water Pole and his heires, doing likewise, and for lack of 
such issue to John Stary of Tyntenhull and to his heires, doing 
likewise. Also I will William Courteney knyght, Nicholas 
Wadeham knyght, Philipp Champeron Esq., Baldewyn Malett 
Esq., Edward Rogers, Henry Thorneton and Henry Rogers being 
feoffees with George Rogers Esq., and John Skilling nowe 
dede of my manor of Witdecombe with the members of the same 
in the parish of Martok by my dede indented dated December 
13th, 13 Hen. VIII. being now seased of a parcell therof as 
apperith by my dede indented, dated December 10th, the 
same year, of covenants and agreements made between the 
said George Rogers of the oon partie and me the said John 
Witdecombe of the other partie to the use of me the said John 
Witdecombe for terme of my life and after my decesse to the 
use of William Witdecombe and Elisabeth his wife and their 
heirs and for lack of such to the use of my right heirs, shall be 
from thensforth seased of the said parcell of the said manor 
not only to the use of me but after my decease to the 
use of the said William and Elisabeth and their heirs, but also 
for lack of such issue to the use of the heirs of the said William 
Witdecombe and for lack of such to the use of the heirs of me 
the said John Witdecombe forever. 

Executors : maisters John Glyn and my cosyn Richard 
Phelipps with this condicion that if the said Richard Phelipps can 
within oon moneth of my decease clerely discharge himself of and 
froo all such troubills as he is again our soueraign Lord and 
King. And if noo, then maister John Glyn shal be my sool 
executor, 

3 M 



266 &onter*et WLiK*. 



Supervisors : My Lord the Prior of Mountague and Sir 
Nicholas Wadeham, knyght, and to each of them 40s. 

Witnesses : Sir John Mason, clerk, vicar of Martoke, John 
Walshe, Esq., William Witdecombe, Thomas Wareham and 
William Danyell and for further credence to be given to these 
presents I have putt my seall and subscribed it with myn own 
hand. 

Proved St. Paul's, London, October 9th, 1527. 



1527. THOMAS LYMBRTE. 

[35 Porch.] 

November 4th, 1527. Thomas Lymbrye to be buried in 
the churchyard of St. Andrew of Compton Dunden. 
Cathedral church of Wells 12*/. To St. Andrew of Compton 
Dunden a cow, the secund best. To the church of Walton 
6s. Sd. To the church of Strete 6s. Sd. To the church of 
Butley 6s. 8d. To the church of Borton [Barton] 3,?. ^d. To 
the church of Kynweston y. 4*/. To the church of Kynton 
y. 4.d. To each of my spiritual sons a sheep. John Lymbry 
my son, the best apparel of my body, viz. : togam tunicam cum 
manicis 1 et deploidem, and 20 marcs, 6 silver spoons, a fetherbed 
after the death of my wife. Thomas L. my nephew and godson 
a certain wagon (plaustrum) after the death of my wife. John 
Hurde my best tunic " cum manicis? William L. another tunic. 
Richard Hurde £6 \$s. 4*/. 

Residue : Joan my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir John Benet curate there, John Hurde, John 
Lymbry. 

Proved July 2nd, 1528. 



1527. HENRY SEWARD. 

[34 Porch.] 

November 26th, 1527. Henry Seward of Childe Compton 

esquier. To be buried in the parish church of St John Bapt 

of Childe Compton. To the highe awter of the same church izd. 

Cathedral church of Wells \2d. Parish church of Alhalowen in 

1 Sleeves. 



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Dunkerton 2od. Parish church of Radstoke 12*/. William 
Popeley of Bristol to have the manor of Stony Litelton in the 
parish of Welowe in exchange of and for the manor of Henton 
Blewet which the said W. P. hath of my graunt, bargeyn and 
sale and also in recom pence of £40 which I have lately received 
of him beforetyme for the said manor of Stony Litelton over and 
above .£212 14J. which I received of him for the said manor of 
Henton Blewet. My executors to take some reasonable way of 
agreement with Richard Barons, gentilman, for £27 \$s. 4</., 
which is due to him for discharging of all such right and title 
which he claymed in the said manor of Stony Litelton and also 
with Maister Mundye, alderman of London, for such detts as my 
brothers Thomas Seward and William Enderby are bound to him 
for me, and also with Ede Sheperd for such detts as she claimeth 
John Aleyne to be suertie for, so that he may be discharged 
thereof. 

Executors : Symond Seward clerk my brother, William 
Popley of Bristol, John Aleyn. 

Witnesses : My brother Thomas Seward gentilman, John 
Preser, Thomas Webbe. 

Proved June 19th, 1528. 



1527. JOHN BABTR. 

[28 Porch.] 

January 7th, 1 527. John Babyr of Chewestoke, husbondman. 
To be buried in the parish church of Chewe in the myddill of 
the aley of the church before the high crosse. To the cathedral 
church of Wells lid. To the parish church of Chewe 6s. Sd. 
To the chapell of Our Lady of Chewe $s. 4*/. Church of Stoke 
3s. \d. Parish church of Wynford 2od. Church of Nempnett 
20d. Sir John Barry my goostly father 3s. 4*/. 

Residue: Isabell my wife and John my yongest son 
(executors). 

Witnesses : Sir John Barry parson there, Sir William Jonys, 
Robert Keyfte, Thomas Buck. 

Proved February 14th, 1527. 



268 *omer*et WHilH. 



1527. JOHN HALLEY. 

[28 Porch.] 

February 1st, 1527. John Halley. To be buried in the 
churchyard of St. Andrew at Aller. Cathedral church of 
Wells 6d. Parish church of Aller a kowe. My children half of 
all my goodes, and to my wife the other half. My detts to be 
paid of the wolle and all such londes as I have bought ; I will 
that my wife have it and dispose it to her children as she thinks 
best. William Woderove 2 steryes and a kowe, ffreres of 
Brigewater 20s. William Halley a gelding and my wife to 
fynde him ray men t a certayn space. 

My wife to be my executrix. 

Witnesses : William Balche, Thomas Moore chaplain. 

Proved February 10th, 1527. 



1527. ALICE HENSLET. 

[14 JANKYN.] 

February 21st, 1527. Alice Hensley of Porloke. To be 
buried in the churchyard of Porloke. To the store of the church 
of St. Dubricius of Porloke 6s. To the store " Sancti Salvatoris " 
in the parish of Lucom 20*/. To the store " Sancti Cullani " 
2orf. To the store of St. Olave in the parish of Porloke 20aT. 
To each of my godchildren 4*/. (Singulis filiis meis levatis a 
fonte). To Joan my daughter my best gown, my best bonnet 
(pilinni) unum UntJieamen called "a knytter" and two silver 
spoons. Hugh Hensley 6 silver spoons and one pece or ciphum 
of silver called a peace and my best girdle. These legacies to 
remain in the custody of my sons Edward and Robert unttll 
Hugh's lawful age. To the store of the B.M.V. of Pilton my 
wedding ring {anulum meum quam recepi ad nupcias). My 
executors to make one tomb over the burial place of my 
husband dead and buried in the church of Porloke, viz. : in the 
chauncell there and another tomb over my burial place and 
that of my mother in the churchyard of the parish of Porloke. 

Residue : Robert Hensley my son (executor). 

Witnesses : Henry Debber, John Carter. 

Proved December 10th, 1529. 



Cfjoma* Mtttt. 269 



152-. THOMAS STRETE. 

[29 Porch.] 

March 6th, I52[blank]. Thomas Strete of Mells clothyar, to 
be buried in the church of Mells. Cathedral church of Wells 
3s. \d. To the church of Mells a black pair of vestments of black 
velwet with white corses rysing owt grave with a chalys. Item, 
an honest prest a yere in Mells church to pray for my soule and 
all Christian souls. Charterhouse of Wytham 10s. Church of 
Westerley 6s. Sd. John my sonne the borde in the parlour with 
the fformys and trestills there, the borde in the hall with the 
fformys and trestills there with all the implements, with all the 
basons and ewers standing upon the chymney in the hall with 
the barrys of Iron in the hall in the chymney with almaner of 
pothoks and hangings with a great panne standing in the 
chymney, the woode vaat with the furnys with 2 great stonys 
standing in the wall with 2 great awndyrens. John my sonne 
my white standing cup with a cover with my great maser, with a 
great coffer standing over the hall and my best gowne, also my 
best coverlett after the widowhode of my wife. To John my 
sonne and Robert my sonne my best doseyn of sponys. Robert 
my sonne my ferther end of my wodewyne, that is to say, the 
ende next the brigge and to John my sonne the next parte of 
the wodwyne enioyning unto Robert. Robert my sonne my gilt 
cup with a cover, with ,£20 with 2 newe croks with a fetherbed 
with almaner of stuffe that belongith therto and my 2nd gowne 
with my chamlet doblet. John my sonne my olde Recke and 
Robert my sonne my newe Reck. Cristian my doughter my 
nutte with a cover and 6 sponys with flatte ends. Thomas my son 
and to Edward my sonne £30. William Strete a Trucker cloth, 
William Fisher 6s. Sd. Sir Stevyn Edmonds 10s. John Hard- 
wyke, clerk, I2d. Agnes Strete my red paire of bedes which 
was a quest Cristian bedes (sic). 

Residue : John my son and Margaret my wife (executors). 

Witnesses : Sir Stevyn Edmonds curat, John Pery, Henry 
Plesande, William Hoper. 

Proved April 3rd, 1528. 



170 £omer*et Will*. 



1528. HENRY HOWE. 

[2 JANKYN.] 

March 26th, 1528. Henry Howe of Stauligth, to be buried 
within the towre and church of Stauligth. Cathedral church of 
Wells 3^. 4*/. Sir William Crosse my curate for forgotten tithes 
6s. 8d. The freres of our lady in Bristowe 6s. 8d. y gray freres in 
Brigewater 6s. 8d, black freres in Exeter 6s. 8d., every godchild 
man and woman (each) I2d. 

Residue : Agnes my wif (executrix). 

Overseers : Sir Adam Lewys, John Budde, thelder. 

Witnesses : Sir John Crosse person, John Benett, John Foster, 
John Barley, John Budde the yonger, Henry Howe, Richard 
Howe. 

Proved February 23rd, 1528. 

Ultima Voluntas. 
There shall burne a taper of wax before our lady in the North 
part of the church to the summe of \8d. by the yeir by the 
wardeyns of the church to be repaired and there to burne to 
almaner divine service also to be paid by my heire next ensuyng, 
also another taper to burne within the church of Luxborowe like 
case to be rriaynteyned as is before rehersid. Also my will is 
that every parish church as hereafter doth appere shall have and 
have had dr. 8d. every of them except two as hereafter doth 
appere. Ashbritell, Kyttisford, Ronyngton, Buckland, Burse- 
combe, Wellington, Badyalton, Chipstapull, Clayhanger, Thome, 
Hewys Chameflowr, Loxborowe, Hilferons, Norton, Radyngton, 
Teverton ; Sampford Peverel 3s. 4*/., Samford Arundell 3^. %d. 



1528. WILLIAM CRAS. 

[37 Porch.] 
April 5th, 1528. William Cras of the parish of Alverton, to 
be buried in the church of B.M.V. of Wedmore. To the cathe- 
dral church of Wells \2d. To the high altar of Alverton \2d. 
To the fabric of the church or chapel of Alverton 2 bushels of 
corn. To the fabric of the church of B.M. of Wedmore for my 
burial 6s. 8d. To the fabric of the church of St Andrew of 
Compton episcopi 6s. 8d. 9 to John Cras my son £6 13*. qd. t 



9oan Carter. 271 



et omnia sua peculia et bona castrencia quasi castrencia adventicia 
ac profecticia sine diminicoe cum meliori clausura frumenti apud 
Wybbenton. To Thomas Cras my son sheep, oxen and cows 
with furniture of the house and implements (fallarid) and the 
corn sown belonging to me and 100 rams at Wybbenton and a 
fourth part of the meadow which formerly I held at Redclefe. 
To John Bullockeherd, son of my second wife 1 heifer. To 
Isabel my daughter ,£10. To each boy whom I have taken at 
the sacred font 4*/. To my nephew, son of Phillip Symons 1 
heifer. Sir Robert Methey 3s. 4*/. 

Residue : Edith my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Robert Methey curate there, Nicholas Watener, 
Thomas Brownyng. 

Proved September 1st, 1528. 



1528. JOAN CARTER. 

[33 Porch.] 

April 14th, 1528. Joan Cartre, widowe of the parish of 
Croscombe. To be buried in the church of Croscombe. 
Cathedral church of Wells \2d. To the high awter of the church 
of Croscombe for tithyngs forgotten 2s. To my sonne John 
Carter a nutte which was his graundfathers, a quarter of woode 
and a pype of oyle. To the church of Dyndre 3s. 4*/. To the 
chapell of Wormystre 3s. 4*/. To the church of Wotton \2d. 
Joseph the sonne of John Carter 40s. Michael the sonne of John 
Carter 40s. Mary the doughter of John Carter 3 silver sponys 
with angles [angels] at the endes. My son Sir Richard Carter a 
litell cupp of silver with a cover, a pair of corall bedes of fyve 
sett with the paternosters of silver and a fetherbed with a drafte 1 
of dornyx. To every of my godsonnes \6d. y and to every of my 
goddoughters a brason panne. To Elizabeth the doughter of 
John Cok of London my best bedys and 18 peces of pewter. 
Elyn the doughter of the said John Carter my best gurdill. 
Owen Porter my sonne-in-lawe a quarter of woode and a 
hoggishede of oyle. To John Deneham my servant a bale of 
woode. 

Residue : Edmonde my sonne (executor). 

1 Draught, 61 lbs. weight of wool [Wright]. . 



272 donutfet Wills. 



Overseers : John Carter and Owen Porter, to each half a bale 
of woode. 

Witnesses : John Coke, John Morys, John Carter, Owen 
Porter. 

Proved June 12th, 1528. 

1528. JOHN BOYS. 

[35 Porch.] 

April 15th, 1528. John Boyes. To be buried in the church 
of B.M. of Mudford. To the cathedral church of Wells 2od. 
To the church of Mudford 6s. Sd. and a cow. To B.M. in the 
said church 3s. 4*/. To my curate 3s. 4*/. To my son George a 
bullock of two years. To my son John all the beds (tricli?iia) 
after the death of my wife. 

Residue : to my wife (executrix), who shall give half of my 
goods to my daughter Cecily after my death. 

Overseer : Mag. John Horsey, junior (to him 20s). 

Witnesses: Sir John Schette, curat, Nicholas Rogers, Ralph 
Stone. 

Proved July 12th, 1528. 

1528. ROBERT BAMWELL. 

[33 Porch.] 
May 1st, 1528. Robert Barnwell of the parish of Wyn- 
cawnton in the diocese of Bath and Wells. To be buried in 
the churchyard of Wyncawnton. To the mother church of Wells 
8d. To our lady light in the chapell of Wincawnton 12^. To 
the Rode light 12*/. To St. Nicolas light 12*/., a prykatt of 4*/. 
to be sett before St. Andrewe in Wyncawnton church. Joan my 
wife to have all my londes and tenements that I have within the 
borough of Wincawnton during hir widowhode and afterwarde the 
house that I dwell in to remayne to George Barnwell my sonne 
and to his heires. Also the tenement that William Carver 
dwellith in I will it remayn to Thomasyn my doughter and to the 
heires of hir body. Edward my sone shall have a tenement 
called Mighells and to his heires. John Ussher and Mary my 
doughter shal have a tenement that William Barnwell my brother 
dwellith in and to the hejres of Mary's body lawfully begotten, 



&of)n feaumpftRtt. 273 



William Churchcley shal have a tenement called Abrahams and to 
his heires. Robert Midwynter and Elyanor my doughter shal 
have 40r. William Carver shall have my house that he dwellith in 
for $s. a yere till my doughter Thomasyn come to her age. John 
Ludwell shal have 21 shepe and 10 lambys. Andrewe Marche 
shall have 20 sheep and a mare and a colte. William Barnwell 
my brother shall have 40s. 

Residue : Joane my wife and Edward my sonne (executors). 

Witnesses : Sir Thomas Adams, curat, Hugh Wekes, John 
Ludwell, William Banwell. 

Proved May 26th, 1528. 



1528. PHILIP BARNABE, 

[33 Porch.] 

May 6th, 1528. Philip Barnabe. To be buried in the church 
of Staverdell. To the mother church of Wells 4*/. To the 
church of Staverdell 6s. Sd. To the two chauntrye prests 1 3s. 4*/. 
Church of Penne 6s. Sd. Sir William Fligge 6s. Sd. Arthur 
Markworte 10s. John Andrewes 6s Sd. To his wife 3s. 4*/. 
John Taillour 6s. Sd. To the prior of Charterhouse a goblet of 
silver. John Arthure 6s. Sd. Richard Kyndall 6s. Sd. To his 
wife 3s. 4.d. William Baily my servant 10s., my tawny cote, 
my bowe and my arrowes that is mete for him. Richard 
Wyslowe 6s. Sd. To his wife 20d. John Porter 6s. Sd. Edward 
Whaffer 3s. 4*/. George Mone 3s. 4*/. Margery Rooff 6s. Sd. 
20s. to be gevyn among poor people at my buryinge and 20s. 
att my monethes mynde. 

Residue : James Brice and John RoofT (executors). 

Witnesses : Sir William Fligge, parson of Bayfor, Richard 
Wynslowe, Thomas Mathewe. 

Proved May 26th, 1528. 



1528. JOHN BAUMPFELDE. 

[40 Porch.] 

May 13th, 1528. John Baumpfelde to be buried in holy 

buriall. To the moder church of the diocese of Bathe 2od. To 

the church of Hemyngton 6s. Sd. To the high awter there 6s. 

Sd. Church of Buklonde Denam 3*. 4*/., church of Mells 3s. 4^., 

2 N 



274 &onur*et Bttilte. 

church of Frome 6s. Sd. t church of Hardington, such ornaments 
as I bought for it. To my [son] William Baumpfelde the ferme 
of Torneworth with all those years that shal be to come after 
my daies of my purchis of the said ferme with 500 shepe of the 
best that be upon it of myn. Nicolas my sonne the purches of 
the manor of Flyntford with 20 nobills that doth remayn in the 
fermers handes of fflyntford. Anne Baumpfelde my doughter 
,£100. Joan Baumpfelde my doughter 100 marcs, lsbell 
Baumpfelde 100 marcs for her manage. Edithe Anctell £40. 
John Baumpfelde sonne of Thomas Baumpfelde my best 
fetherbedd with the bolster. Hugh Baumpfelde my sonne all 
my purches londes that lyeth in Rode and Bekington called 
Karsley and Lele Rewe for term of yeres after my decease, and 
also a purches that I have in the parish of Cumton besides 
Shaftisbery, the which is called Hyllyn and a goblet of silver 
with a cover weying 27^ oz. after 6 angeletts weight to the unce 
and a goblett gilte weying 18 unces without a cover, and a 
standing cup gilt with a cover weying 2o£ oz. and a Ire bounde 
wene and my best coverlett with the best carpett after his moders 
daies. To my son Thomas Baumpfelde my gilt cupp with the 
cover that I bought of William Anctell and my gretest pott of 
brasse and my gretest panne of brasse, and a table cloth of diaper, 
and my signet of golde and my great stonyn trowe, and my 
gretist malt whiche 1 and the milne withhalfthebedsteds,andmy 
great table borde. To Mary Fulbroke a fetherbedde and a 
coverled etc. My doughter Dorathe 2 kyne and 2 of my greatest 
sponys. To Robert my son at Sarum 40s. Provising in case his 
children die before 18 years of age, in which case he bequeaths 
the following legacies : — Emme Baumpfelde daughter of Thomas 
Baumpfelde is mentioned. To the houses of Henton and 
Wyttam £10 each. To the blak freres of Sarum 66s. 8d. 
Dorathe my daughter ^10. Edithe Baumpfelde my daughter 
,£10. To the house of Bath ,£10. To the house of Edington 
^10. Richard Baumpfelde sonne of Thomas Baumpfelde and 
William Baumpfelde my son, Mary Baumpfelde £4 3s. 4*/. If 
Hugh dies his lands to go to Water Baumpfelde sonne of 
Thomas Baumpfelde. 

Residue : My wife Joan (executrix). 

1 Chest : the same word as hutch. 



dtr deorge £pefte f Snt. 275 



Overseer : My son Thomas, to whom I bequeath my trotting 
gelding. 

Sealed with my seal. 

Witnesses: Thomas Baumpfelde, Sir William Fissher, Sir 
Hugh Dodde. 

Proved November nth, 1528. 



1528. HENRY BERDE. 

[41 PORCHE.] 

August 19th, 1528. Henry Berde of Kynmersdon. To be 
buried in the churche of SS. Peter and Powle of Kynmersdon to 
which church 6s. Sd. To the cathedral church of Wells I2d. 
church of Wyrlyngton 20*/., church of Howcome [Holcombe] 2od., 
church of Babynton 20*/., church of Chuiton 6s. Sd. 

Residue : John my sonne (executor).. 

Overseers : Symon Ashman and John Come. 

Witnesses : Sir James Harwoode, Vicar, Symon Lacy. 

Proved December 7th, 1528. 



1528. SIR GEORGE SPEKE, KNT. 

[39 Porch.] 
September 6th, 1528. George Speke, knyght, my body to 
be buried whereas by Gods mercy I shall hereafter declare, that 
is to say in the church of Est Doulishe within a newe ile there 
that I will be newe made, and I will that a tombestone be there 
had for my wife and me with our pyctours thereuppon of copper 
resiting above the said Tombe in scripture of copper who lyeth 
there. I will also that my executrix or my exors incontynent 
upon my death cause to be songe and said for my soule, and all 
cristen soules 3,000 masses with every of them a bille for the 
soule of me and my frendes. And every prest to have \d. I 
will also that immediately after my decease myn exdr provide an 
honest preest and discrete not beneficed to singe and say masse 
for my soule within the said newe ile and for the soules of my 
wife, my father, my moder, my brother, my suster, all our frendes 
and for all cristen soules. And that the said prest be continued 
there to pray forever as more playnly doth appere by a feoffement 
and my will togiders annexed concerning the same. The said 



276 domettfet OTtll*. 



prest to have yerely for his wages £6, fynding him therof bred 
wyne and wax. And the said £6 to be paid quarterly and yerely 
to him by my exors. And I will the said prest for the tyme 
being shall sing and say masse within my said newe ile or 
chauntery wekely and daily, or cause som other honest prest to 
do so in his behalfe for the said soules. And the said prest at 
the lavatory of his masse daily to say " De profundis " and say 
these masses folowing wekely ; that is to say specially, the 
Munday, masse of the Holy Goost, Wennysday masse of S. 
George, Friday masse of Requiem and Saturday masse of Our 
Blissid Lady. To the cathedrall church of S. Andrewe in Wellis 
6s. Sd. To the persons of Kingeston for tithes forgoten 6s. Sd. t 
of Crykett for the tithes forgoten $s. ^d. of West Doulishe for 
tithes forgoten is. 4*/. To the blak Freres in Yevelchestre 
£6 13J. 4</. And they therfor to have within their house 
wekely during oon hole yere Dirige and every day during 
the said yere a masse, and at every Lavatorye " De profundis " 
for the said soules. To the gray Freres in Brigewater £6 \^s. <\d. 
and they to have therfor within their house the same. To 
all the Lazar houses within Somersetshire evynly amongst them 
10s. To every of my hynds and women servants 2ay., and their 
hool yeres wages. To every of my yomen servants their hool 
yeres wages. To all my yomen servants all my wering apparell 
to be distributed evynly among them. I will that oon quarter 
rent of all my lands be gathered and devided evynly amongst 
all my tenants and their children. I will incontynent upon my 
decease there be an honest prest provided to sing and say masse 
at Scala Celi in Oxforth or ellswhere, whersoever Scala Celi be, 1 
during the space of oon hole yere for the said soules. And he 
to have for his labour £6 1 3^. 4*/. I will my exors incontinent 
upon my deth provide an honest prest to sing and say masse in 
the parisshe church of Est Doulish during oon hole yere to pray 
for them that be dede as well as for the good estate of them being 
on lyve, to whom I have in offices unknown or otherwise doon 
wronge unto. And the said prest at every lavatory to say 
11 De profundis" for the soules aforenamed and he to have that 
yere for his wages, and bred, wyne and wax. I will my exors 

1 " Scala Cceli in Westminster." Test. Vet. 609. 
" Massys as scala cely" Bury Wills (Camden Society), 74. 



dtr deorge dpefee, fint. 277 



at my burying or moneth mynd and at, but oon of them make 
doole to every man, woman and childe a penny. I will that if 
any man or woman after my deth clayme or aske any dett of 
myn exors by me owing proving by othe, witness or otherwise 
that I doo owe it my exors shall paye it. Also if any restitucion 
or reason ought to be made lawfully, I will my ex5r shall 
restore it as she shall knowe, cawsis upon proclamation made 
after my deth in the parish churches about the contree that if 
I have taken any mans goods wrongfully I will then my exor 
with the assent of my overseers shall make restitucion as they 
agree. Soo that the demanders or askers of restitucion bring 
further proves that I have wronged them. I wille that my exour 
as shortly as it may be after my dethe provide to be songe and 
said for my soule the trentall of S. Gregory. I will that my 
exour after my deth cause the two candelsticks of silver, and two 
basons of silver that belongith to the church that they be 
delivered to my fader's chapel in Exeter according to his will 
To my neve we Thomas Speke my best cheyne of gold containing 
fourscore and six lynks, also the half parte of all my plate, also 
after the decease of Dame Isabell Speke my wife, the half parte 
of all my houshold stuff as hangings, bedds, crokkes, pannys. 
and the half parte of all my catall of every kind aftir hir deth. 
To my said nevewe all my harnes. I will that if he at any time 
after my deth doo breke mynyshe or interupt any part of my 
will or if he vex or implede my said wife and not suffre all 
astates to stand good to hir during hir life, then I will all my 
bequests to him be voyde and of noon effecte, and my exor to 
have the hole of them. I will my servant John Balche be oon of 
the nombr of my yoman servants, and have his part of my weryng 
apparell. To my said servant John Balche as moch catall as 
cometh to the some of 66.?. 8d. To Isabell dough ter of Thomas 
Ratcliff and of Anne his wife «£ioo to hir manage. And if she 
die I will £40 of the «£ioo be gevyn to the manage of Grace, 
doughter of the said Thomas and Anne, and if she die the £40 
to remain to the said Thomas Ratecliff and Anne or to the 
lenger liver of them. To my Lord Henry Courteney Erie of 
Devon and Marques of Exeter ^100 if he survive me (and if not) 
the said £100 to remain to my exor. Where I the said George 
Speke, knyght, have purchased as moche lands in Up Otery in 



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the countie of Devon as comyth to the yerely value of 33J. ^d. 
and as moche lands in Mertok in Somerset as cometh to the 
yerely valewe of 13^. 4*/. towards the sum of £6 for the fynding 
of a prest within my chauntery as is above rehersed soo that 
there lacketh for the furnisshing of the said £6 73.?. 4*/., which I 
will my ex5r with the help of my overseers doo purchase with 
such goods as is unbequethed to furnysshe owte the hole sum 
and until it be fully furnysshed for payment of the said prest 
yerely and quarterly. I will my manours of Est Doulish, West 
Doulish and elsewhere be charged with the payment of him and 
incontinent upon the hole purchase of £6 oons fully had, I will 
my manours be noo further charged. To Dame Isabell Speke 
my wife, the half parte of all my plate, housholde stuffe and 
catall of every kind, and I make her my sool executrice. 

Overseers : Sir John Fitz-James, knyght, Chief Justice of 
Englond, and John Brett of South-Pedton, Esq., and to Sir John 
Fitz-James £20, and the best cupp that he will chuse, and to 
John Brett, Esq. £4 and a silver gilt cup. I will that (if) my 
said wife happen to mary after my decease, then my nevewe 
Thomas Speke be my exor and have all her bequests, and entre 
upon all such lands as I have given to my wife keping the same 
in his own hands from my wife all joyntors indowments 
foeffements and other astates to my said wife by me made to the 
contrary in any maner of wise notwithstanding. To the church 
of Est Doulish £20. The residue to my wife, my executrice. 
In witness wherof I have subscribed my name and put my seal 
the day and yere abovesaid. 

Witnesses: John Birt, Sir William Balam, clerk, John Balsche, 
Thomas Ratcliffe, William Gyles, William Emery. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, November 3rd, 1528. 



1528. JOHN GODEHYNE. 

[38 Porch.] 
September 6th, 1528. John Godchyne, of Salford hus- 
bondman. To be buried within the church of our blissed 
lady in Salford. To the good warks of the said church 20s. 
Cathedral church of Wells 2s. For to have a well disposed 
prest to pray and singe for the souls of me, J. G. John, my 



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father, Edith, my moder, and for all Christian soules during two 
yeres, £12. To John Godehyne, my son, myn overfcrme and 
a tenement called Racard's house and the griste rnille, 6 oxen, 
3 kyne, and almaner of harnes that belongith therto with a 
wayne. Thomas G., my son, the state that I have in the 
tenement sett in Salforde called Stibers tenement. Joan, my 
doughter, ^20. Alice, my doughter, £20. Every of my 
godchildren \d. to pray for my soule. 

Residue : Isabell, my wife, and Thomas, my son (executors). 

Overseers : John Bisse, of Publowe, Sir John Lygh, prest 
{20s. each). 

I sett my seal. 

Witnesses : Richard Acremon, John Brokeman, William 
Jonys. 

Proved October 20th, 1528. 



1528. THOMAS SAUNDERS. 

[3 JANKYN.] 

January 4th, 1528. Thomas Saunders, of Chewton. To be 
buried in the churchyard of the parish church of B.M. Magd. of 
Chewton. Cathedral church of Wells \6d. To the fabric of 
the parish church of Chewton 66s. Sd. To the high altar of the 
same church for my tithes forgotten 20*/. To the four principal 
lights of the said church \6d. To each of my sons and 
daughters 20 sheep. To each godson one ewe. John Saunders, 
my brother, 2 sheep. Isabel Towey, my sister, 2 sheep. John 
Pole 2 sheep. 

Residue : Agnes, my wif (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir William Butler, my curate, William Burge, 
John Felde, Richard Walter, Thomas Bendill. 

Proved March 20th, 1528. 

1528. JOHN HORTON. 

[3 JANKYN.] 

February 19th, 1528. 20 H. VIII. John Horton, of 
Philipps Norton in the countie of Somerset, clothmaker. My 
body to be buried in suche place as it shall please Almighty 
God to provide for me. I will my detts that I owe at the time 



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of my deth of right or of conscience be paid by my executor 
and discharge myself here and before God. To the high awter 
of the parish church of Philipps Norton for my' tithes forgotten 
10s. To the high awter of the parish church of Roode in the 
said countie wherof I was sumtyme parishen for the same 
entent ios. To the maintenance of the light of and before the 
high cross in the church of Philipps Norton 20s. My executor 
to give to the blak freres of Sarum 33J. 4*/. toward the glasing 
of a wyndowe to thentent they shall say a trentall of masses in 
their conventuall church for my soule and for the soules of my 
father, mother, and my children. To the church of Hanging 
Stock 20s. toward the bying of a paire of vestments. To the 
covent of Eton to say a trentall of masses in the conventuall 
church to pray for me. I will my executors shall distribute on 
the day of my burial among poor people coming to the same in 
mete and drynke after their discretion at the day of my burial 
and moneth mynde £20. To William Horton, my son, £200. 
To Alice Byrde, my doughter, if she folowe the will of Thomas 
Horton, the elder, Thomas Long, and William Horton, in her 
mariage £66 1 3s. 4*/. or els she to have that they shall reward 
her. My executor to find an honest prest to sing for me four 
yeres. To Thomas Horton to be oon of my overseers 40s. 
To John Flowre to be another 40s. 

Executor : Thomas Long. 

Witnesses : Thomas Horton, Henry Long, William Horton, 
John Flowre, Richard Smyth, and Sir John Bell. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, March nth, 1528. 



1528. JOHN BOCKELAND. 

[13 JANKYN.] 

March 14th, 1528. John Bockeland. To be buried in the 
church of SS. Peter and Paul of my parish of Shepton Mallet. 
Cathedral church of Wells 2s. To the high altar in the said 
parish church a damask cope (cappam) of red colour. To the 
four lights to each \2d. To the bells \2d. To Edmund, my 
son, £20. 

Residue : Joan, my wif (executrix). 

Overseers : Robert Bythesee, John Watts. 



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Witnesses : Sir John Lokear, Richard Appwell, Robert 
Bythesee, John Watts. 

Proved November 23rd, 1529. 



1529. SIMON WHITE. 

[iO JANKYN.] 

May, 1529. Symon White, of Briggewater. My body 
to be buried in the parish church of Briggewater before the 
image or pycture of S. Sebastian. And in the same place 
it is my will to have a new image of alabaster bought to the 
value of 13J. ^d. or more. Also to have a preest to singe the 
greate trentall in the said church for oon hole yere, having for 
his wagis £10. To the cathedral church of Wells \2d. To the 
maister of St. John's of Briggewater 20^. To the gray freres of 
Briggewater 20s. To Our Lady awter in the said parish church 
of Briggewater to be a brother there and to be praid for 6s. id. 
To every aulter in the said parish church of Briggewater \2d. 
To Robert, my son, £40. To Joane, my doughter, £40. To 
Elisabeth, my doughter, £40. And if any die these goods to 
be divided among the survivors. And if all die this six score 
pounds to be distributed thus : £40 to have a prest to sing and 
pray in S. Katerine gilde in the said church of Briggewater 
£40 to Johane, my wife, if she survive them, and £40 to the 
house of St. John the Baptist in Briggewater, to be praid for as 
a founder of the runyng masse in the gild of S. Kateryn there. 
To Joane, my mother, £4 over and above what I owe her. To 
Hugh Morell, my brother, 2 half-clothes and oon of my gownes. 
To John White, my brother, 40J., and my gowne furred with 
fox. To William White, my brother, Joane and Agnes, my 
susters, to each of them a kow or els 1 3^. ^d. I forgeve all my 
said brothers and susters all such detts as they owe me. To 
Gyles White oon half -cloth. To Robert Morell the same. To 
Sir Thomas White, my brother, my best gowne. To a prest to 
sing for me in the parish church of Brigewater oon quarter 30*. 

The residue to Joane, my wife and executrix. 

Overseers : Sir Robert Walshe, prior of S. Jones, Sir Thomas 
White, John White, and John A'Wood, towker, 

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Witnesses : John Dowdyng, William Bedell, Richard 
Andrewes, Robert Morell. 

Proved at St. Paul's, London, August 28th, 1529. 

1529. WILLIAM HORTON. 

[9 JANKYN.] 

William Horton. To be buried in Christian burial. To the 
parish church of Lullyngton 20s. i.e. t for to bye a masse boke 
and the rest therof to the beying of a paire of vestments. Sir 
Edward Barkehede, parish preest of L., 3.?. 4*/. 

Residue : Margery, my wife. 

Witnesses: Sir William Brandon, Sir Edward Barkhede, 
parish priest of L., John Dyatt, Richard Smyth, William Longe, 
Henry Sheparde. 

Proved July 23rd, 1529. 



1529. JOHN WARYNG. 

[IO JANKYN.] 

June 15th, 1529. John Waryng, of Worle. To be buried in 
the churchyard of St. Martin of Worle. Cathedral church of 
Wells 4*/. Parish church of Worle I2</. To the church of 
Kewstoke I2rf. To the church of Weston \2d. Agnes W. and 
Isabel W. and John and Thomas, my daughters and sons (each) 

A- 

Overseers : Thomas Waryng, John Coke, William Towky. 

Residue : Agnes, my wife (executrix). 

Witnesses : Sir Richard Young, curate, John Taylor, John 
Leveryng. 

Proved August 20th, 1529. 



1529. WILLIAM LONG. 

[14 JANKYN.] 

October 23rd, 1529. William Long of the parish of Freshe- 
ford clothier. My body to buried in the Ryll (sic) of the church 
of S. Peter of Freyshford by Alice my wife, there she is buried. 
To the mother church of Seynt Andrewe of Wells 12//. To the 
parish church q{ Freyshford 6s. id. To the churches of 



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Westwode, Wenysley, Stook and Henton $s. 4*/. each. To a 
prest of honest and good conversacion £6, to sing oon yere 
thrughly for my soule and my wife Alice soule and all cristen 
soules in the parish church of Freyshford. To the parish church 
of Semygton where I was born and cristyned 40s. to bye a paire 
of vestments. To the chapell of S. Leonard of Huggerforth 
Feyrley to the Chauntree there 40^., to bye a paire of vestments 
withall. To Margaret Bailey my suster 20s. To Mary Long 
my doughter £40 which I will Henry Longe or Thomas Horton 
the yonger have in keping, and also the custody of the said 
Mary unto she be maryable and noo lenger. To Thomas 
Longe my son £40. All such stuff as I William Longe had 
before of his other wife (sic) to be devided to Thomas and Mary 
my son and doughter equally. And if either die, the other to 
have the whole bequest. To Mary my doughter my house with 
thapparell, that I dwell in, with all the mills, implements, 
grounds and pastures belonging according to the indentur of 
covenants made bitwene me and the Prior of Henton. And if 
both the said Thomas and Mary die then half my goods to 
remain to Isabell my wife, and the other half to her children, to 
be equally devided without frawde or gyle. And if Mary die 
without issue, Thomas my son to have my house, and if he die 
without issue, it shall remain to litill John Longe my brother 
and to his assignes of the names of the Longes. To Thomas 
Horton the yonger and John Bysse of Publey, my wife's 
brother 6s. &/. each, the which Thomas Horton and John 
Bysse of Publey I make my overseers. The rest of my goods 
to Isabell Longe my wife, my executrix. Yoven at Luton 
forsaid (sic). 

Witnesses : Maister Walter Hungerford, parson of Claverton, 
Thomas Horton thelder, Henry Longe, John Longe, and 
Thomas Longe. 

Proved at Lambeth, January 7th, 1529. 



1529. WILLIAM CATCOTE. 

[16 JANKYN.] 

February 15th, 1529. William Catkott. My body to be 
buried in my parish church of Shipton Mallet. To the bells of 



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the said church 3*. 4*/. To the foure lights of the same i6d. 
Also to be brought on the Kalender of the high awter 3.C 4*/. 
To be brought on the Kalender of Our Lady Brethered 3*. 4*/. 
Also I wil 'and ordeyn masse of Requiem and Dirige solemply 
by note to be kept with all the priests in the church this foure 
wekes folowing with a trcntall retaynyng or concurrent in the 
same. To my 3 children, i.e., William, Alice and Agnes, ^5 
each and I will that whom of these 3 lyve longest the last to 
enjoy all the whole. To my mother church of Wells I2d. To 
the high awter of my parish church for tithes forgotten 3s. \d. 
The residue to Joane my wife. 

Overseers : Nicholas Loxston and Richard Hogges, and to 
each of them is. ^d. And I make Maister Nicholas Fitz-james 
overseer, and to him 10s. 

Witnesses : Sir William Typp, curat, Nicolas Loxston, 
Richard Hogges, and William Hunt. 

Proved at Lambeth, March 18th, 1529. 



1529. EDMOND CARTER. 

[25 JANKYN.] 

March 5th, 1529. Edmonde Carter of the parish of 
Croscombe. My body to be buried in the church of Our Blessed 
Lady of Corscombe as nygh my graunt father as may be. To 
the mother church 2od. To the parish church of Corscombe 
20d. To the high awter 2od. To the parish church of Dynder 
\2d. To Wormaister church \2d. To the church of Wotton 
\2d. To the church of S. Leonard of Horryton \2d. To Hugh 
Porter the gowne lyned with sarsnet, the orenge colour doublet. 
To Richard Porter my blak gowne, a doublet of velvet and 
saten and a scarlet bonet. To Emme Porter thre silver spones 
with angells at the ends and a great panne. To my brother 
Owen my doblet that I was wedded in and 6 spones. To 
James my son my best gowne, a velvet doublet and 6 spones 
with my father's marke and my best jaket, the best capp, a 
silver goblet, a bedde, half a garnysshe of vessell and parte of 
almaner of housholde stuffe. To Joane Porter the secunde 
maser, a flatt pece that lieth in gage, a flockbed and a hanging. 
To John Furnes a doublet and a jaket, my best ryding cote, a 



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capp garded with velvet and a sparke 1 kowe. To Joane Furnes 
a fetherbed with grene say and the coverlet. To Joane my 
wife ^20. To Sir Nicolas Garlonde my horse. To Sir John 
Clerk 3s. 4//. The residue to John my brother, my executor. 

Overseers : Richard Bucklonde and John Mors and to each 
of them 6s. 8d. 

Witnesses : Sir John Clerk, Sir Nichas Garlonde, Richard 
Bockelande, John Mors, Owen Porter. 

Proved at Lambeth, July 14th, 1530. 



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WILLS AT LAMBETH. 



1363. RALPH DE SALOPIA. 

[244 ISLIP.] 

May 1 2th, 1363. Ralph by divine permission Bishop of 
Bath and Wells. My body to be buried in the church of St. 
Andrew of Wells and this within 1 5 days from the time of my 
death. I bequeath to the canons and vicars and ministers there 
to be distributed among them on the day of my burial £10. To 
be distributed among the poor on the same day £40 in penny- 
dole and for the other expenses of my funeral as much as my ex- 
ecutors may think fit so that within the cathedral there shall only 
be wax candles for the greater lights. I bequeath to the high altar 
there my great missal noted. To the altar of St. Mary in the same 
church one pair of my vestments. To the fabric of the said 
church 10 marks. To the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury before 
whom my will will be proved one cup of silver with a cover silver 
and gilt and one piece with a cover silver and gilt. To Robert 
atte Sloo one cup with a silver cover. To the vicars of Wells 
dwelling in the houses built by me 20 quarters of corn, 20 quarters 
of barley, 20 quarters of oats, 10 oxen, 10 cows, and 100 sheep. 
To the " choryfeis " there 10 quarters of corn, 2 oxen, 2 cows and 
20 sheep. To John Wygemore chaplain 2 pieces of silver and a 
maser. To each officer in my house one mark and to each chief 
clerk of my chapel one mark and to each chorister of my chapel 
half a mark and to each groom in my house half a mark and to 
each page 40*/. To William Holleforde of my chamber 40X. To 
Richard Brekebec lately my clerk £\o. I remit to the Abbot 
and convent of Salop £20 in which they are indebted to me. To 
Walter de Wyncalton one cup of silver and two pieces of silver. 
To Roger Tybrighton clerk one covered cup of silver and two 
pieces of silver. To the scholars in the hall which is called Oriole 
in Oxon studying in theology one "postill" 1 compiled by Nicholas 

1 Postillse, nota, especially "notae marginales et perpetuae in Sacra Biblia." 
(Ducange.) 



ftobert dambonu. 287 



de Lira on the Old Testament price 20 marks. I bequeath 
to my Lord the King of England £100 owed to me by various 
debtors if he can cause the said money to be levied of the same 
debtors according to the information of my executors, so that it 
. please the king's Majesty to be supervisor of my goods. 

I make the following my executors : the principal executor 
Sir William Camel precentor and canon of the church of Wells, 
to whom I leave ^20. I make the second executor Master 
Robert de Nettelton canon of Wells to whom I leave ^10. I 
make my third executor Sir William Derby canon of Wells to 
whom I leave ^10. I make my fourth executor Sir Robert de 
Samborn canon of Wells to whom I leave £10. I make my fifth 
executor Sir John Lombard canon of Wells to whom I leave ^10. 

Residue of all my goods to be divided into three parts of 
which the first part is to be distributed among my poor tenants 
and others in each manor of mine according to the ordinance of 
my executors. The second part I bequeath to religious men as 
friars, preachers, minors, Carmelites, and Augustinians in Oxon, 
Briggwater, Bristoll, and Ivelchester and other places, also to 
secular chaplains and clerks to celebrate and pray for my soul 
according to the ordinance of my executors. The third part I 
leave to be divided among my servants and the poor of my 
diocese 1 according to the discretion of my executors. In witness 
whereof I have placed my seal in the chamber of my manor of 
Wyvelescombe, 12th May, 1363, and in the 34th year of my con- 
secration. 

1382 ROBERT SAMBORNE. 

[201 Courtney.] 
May 20th, 1382. Robert Samborne, canon of the 
cathedral church of Wells, in my house at Wells make my 
testament as follows. My body to be buried in the 
cathedral church of Wells if I depart from this light in the city 
of Wells, and if I close my last day within the parish of Jevele 
[Yeovil] I will my body rest in the parish church there. I 
bequeath for my funeral obsequies £20. To each of my 
executors 40s. The residue of my goods to be expended by my 

1 MS. reads "Jpiccela." 



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executors on the work of the church of Jevele begun by me, 
until it be finished. And after that whatever residue there be, 
shall be disposed in the celebration of masses and in divers 
works and offices of charity and piety for my soul as seems best 
to my executors, and if I owe any debts, they shall be fully paid 
I will that all the above bequests which are made for works of 
charity and piety stand as much for the merit and benefit of 
myself and my soul as for those for whom I am bound, and I 
will that they participate with me in all things to be done for 
my soul as if they also were severally mentioned. And if any of 
my executors illegally quarrel among themselves I will and 
specially enjoin that they be expelled from the execution of my 
will, and from all the foregoing by the common consent of the 
rest of my executors. And I make my executors my well- 
beloved in Christ, Sir Walter Wyncaulton canon of Wells, Sir 
John Tyntenull vicar in the church of Wells, Stephen Blancombe 
priest, and Hugh King my valet. 

In witness whereof I have set my seal. 

Proved September 12th, 1382. 

1383. MAURICE WYTH, KNT. 

[205 Courtney.] 
July nth, 1383. Maurice Wyth, knight. My body to be 
buried in the church of S. Botolph without Aldersgate, London. 
To the repair of the same church £$. For my burial and to 
find chaplains to celebrate in the said church, officiating clerks, 
and all other things necessary for the burial at the discretion of 
my executors ^45. To John my chaplain 40s. To Robert 
Wyth my nephew 40^. To William Fero r 40s. To Robert my 
cook 26s. Sd. To Nicholas Baker 6s. Sd. To William Pleystede 
6s. Sd. To Elisabeth my wife all my husbandry from the 
present date until the feast of S. Michael to come, now growing 
in Portbury and Porteshevede with all necessaries pertaining 
to my chamber, wardrobe, hall and also to buttery and 
kitchen. To my said wife all my silver vessels of the better sort 
to the value of £40. To Laurence Seybrook a silver cup called 
■" bolle " with a cover. To John Serjeant another cup with a 
cover. To John de Bathe a third, To Joan Wyth my sister 



$o|)!i tie fcarefoell, »p. 289 

£5. To Katherine Banastre 13^. \d. To William Wyth my 
nephew, 40s. To Stephen Capell 26s. Sd. To Elena Brounyng 
to her marriage 40^. To my poor tenants of Portbury 40s. 
to pay their subsidies and other royal taxes to come. . To 
my poor tenants of Covelee 20^., for the same subsidy. To my 
tenants of Hurst 20s. for the same. For a trentall of S. Gregory 
to be celebrated for my soul where my executors shall please 
;£io. For thirty trentals to be celebrated within a month of my 
death £4 10s., that is 2s. 6d. for each trental. To my four 
executors £12, that is 60s. each. The residue to be disposed in 
alms for my soul. 

I make my executors, Laurence Seybrooke, John Sergeant, 
John Bathe, and John vicar of the church of Portbury. And it 
is my last wish that my said wife hold herself contented with 
all bequeathed to her. 

Proved August 6th, 1383. 



1386. JOHN DE HAREWELL, BP. 

[218 Courtney.] 

June 29th, 1386. John de Harewell, by Divine mercy 
Bishop, albeit unworthy, of Bath and Wells. My body to be buried 
in my cathedral church of Wells in the place where the Dean and 
Chapter and my executors choose to appoint. To the Dean and 
Chapter for the use of the said church my best whole vestment at 
their own choosing, and if they choose my vestment of red cloth of 
gold I will they also have the red cope which I hold having bought 
it of the executors of the will of John Grandison late Bishop of 
Exeter of good memory. To the said Dean and Chapter to the 
use of the said church my great missal which I had of the gift 
of Robert de Chewre. To the High Altar of the said church my 
larger gilt chalice wherever it be. To Jonetta daughter of Roger 
de Harewell my brother to her marriage 100 marks, this only 
because in this last year I gave her father 200 marks for the 
same purpose. To all and sundry my servants as much money 
in coin (in pecunia nummatd) as they have been accustomed to 
receive yearly in my lifetime. To Richard Martyn my esquire 
(scutifero) ioar. To Sir Hugh Segrave, knight, £20 and my best 
cope of cloth of gold. To Sir William Drayton, knight, and to 

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Sir John Drayton, knight, £20 each. To John Kendale 40 sheep 
and 18 plough oxen (doves arabiles). To Master Roger de Hare- 
well my nephew my great book of Decrees {decretorum). To 
Master Richard Harewell my nephew my best book of 
Canon Law (librum sextum 1 ) at his choosing. To Sir John 
Waryn my receiver a book of Decretals (decretaliuiri). To 
John Harewell my nephew £20. To John Bryngton £20, 
To John Tuttebury 20 marks. To Nicholas Halleton, esquire 
(scutifero\ 60s. To Master Thomas Spert ^"20 in silver. 
To the parish church of Harewell a chasuble, alb, dalmatic 
with stoles, " et furror " with 3 albs and amices, and 2 copes 
with fronts and frontals of the suit. To Sir John Grene my 
" notatutn " breviary which I had of the executors of my good 
lord Edyton, late bishop of Winchester. To Robert of my 
chamber 40$". To Thomas Hille of my chamber 20s. To the 
Prior and Convent of my church of Bath my blue vestment (de 
bluetd) with two copes de secta to the use of the said church. 
To Sir Robert Slo my clerk, one " notatum " missal which I had 
of the executors of John de Grandison late Bishop of Exeter, 
of good memory, and my book of Innocents. 

The residue to my executors below named to dispose in 
celebrations and distributions for my soul. 

I make my executors Hugh Segrave, knight, John Prior of 
my church of Bath, Master Thomas Spert my official principal, 
Sir John Waryn, canon of Wells, John de Harewell my nephew, 
John Bryngton, Sir John Grene, canon of Wells, and John de 
Tuttebury. 

To each of my servants not mentioned in this will 20s. To 
each other servant of mine over and above his legacy 20s. 

Proved August 20th, 1386. 



1388. RICHARD DE ACTON, KNT. 

[229 Courtney.] 
November 16th, 1388. Richard D'Acton knight. My 
body to be buried in the churchyard of the Monastery of 
Glaston at the disposition of the Abbot. To the use of the said 

1 Sextus, vox Juris Canonici; ita appellator Collectio Decretaliura facta sub 
Bonifacio viii PP quasi sit liber sextus alterius collectionis Gregorii ix PP, curis 
elaboratae et in quinque libros distribute. {Ducange.) 



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monastery ;£ioo, and on the day of my burial £10. To be 
expended about my body and for distribution to the poor on the 
day of my burial £40. To the Prioress and Convent of Barwe 
^20 to pray for my soul. To each of the houses of Friars 
Mendicant of Bristol 40s. To the Friars Preachers of Yelcester 
40s. To the Friars Minors of Bryggewatyr 40s. To the 
Prioress and Convent of Kanyngton 40$*., to pray for my soul. 
To Richard Gatecomb £13 6s. 8rf. To the parson of the church 
of Woxhale [Wraxall] ^20 to fulfil this testament according to 
his ability. To Margaret my wife ;£io. To John Fidelton £10. 
To George Atte-More ;£io. To John Panes of Purrygg £10 if 
they will be willing to undertake the execution of my testament 
according to my ordinance, but if not, they shall have nothing. 
To Margery atte-Hull ioar. To John Baker, Roger Rauleygh, 
Richard Cook, Nicholas atte-Stabyl, Richard Fayrsong and 
William Batte 20s. each if the said servants will be willing to 
serve Margaret my wife according to the ordinance of the said 
Margaret and the parson of Woxhale, but if not, they shall have 
nothing. To Ralph Damesel £10 in the same way as the 
bequests to John Fidelton and the others. To each naif 
(nativus) of mine in Chelvey 20s. To every tenant of mine in 
Ayly 10s. To Rolond 20s. The residue to be distributed in 
the mending of roads to the poor and in other alms. I make my 
executors Margaret my wife, the Rector of the church of 
Woxhale, John Fidelton, George More, and John Panes of 
Purrygg. 

Proved February 2nd, 1388. 



1396. JOHN DE UPTON. 

[153 Arundel I.] 

September 5th, 1396. John de Upton Canon of Wells. 
My body to be buried in the cathedral church of Wells before 
the image of the Salutation of the B.M.V. on the left side at the 
end of the exit from the choir near the place wh ?re Sir 
Thomas Mount is buried. To the said church of Wells 100s. in 
the name of " commons " and for meat and drink on the day of 
my burial to the other canons and vicars according to their 
"status." I Lequjath 40s. to be equally distributed among the 



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vicars present on the day of my burial in a common place as 
abovesaid to pray for my soul. To the cathedral church of 
Sarum ioar. To be distributed among poor people on the day 
of my burial at Wells 40s. To my churche of Bredon in the 
diocese of Worcester 4.0s. To be distributed among my poor 
parishioners most in need at Bredon aforesaid 4.0s. For priests 
both secular and regular to celebrate for my soul as quickly as 
possible after my death so that each priest have id. 40?., and 
that the office of mass for the soul of the departed may be held, 
that is, eternal rest. To each priest dwelling in the city of 
Wells at the time of my death who will be willing to celebrate 
30 masses for my soul within a quarter of a year after my 
death in the manner abovesaid, 30^. to be delivered in like 
manner. To every person, blind, lame or detained in bed or 
indoors by other infirmity at the time of my death in the cities 
of Wells and Sarum who will be willing every day for thirty 
days within the quarter as abovesaid to say the psalter of the 
B.M.V. for my soul 30^., and that they may promise faithfully 
to do this. To William London de Upton if he survive my 
death, a silver cup with the cover and all my goods in my 
church of Bredon, and I remit to him any debts that he may 
owe me, in respect of the church of Bredon reasonably computed 
and all other money. To Alice relict of my late brother 
William who dwells at Upton if she survive me a pair of beads 
of coral with a gold clasp attached and 20s. to pray for my soul. 
To the church of Upton 40s. To master Walter London son 
of the said William London my cousin if he survive me a 
"corpus" of Civil Law viz., a small volume digestum vetus, 
digestum novum, codicem et inforciatum which I have lent him 
for his learning at Oxford and he has them in his keeping. 
Also I bequeath to him my breviary covered with white leather 
and all my " quaternos " of paper and my " constitutions " and 
" Royal Statutes " covered with white leather, one old " Speculum 
Judiciale " so covered and a book of Innocents covered with red 
leather. I also bequeath to him my long cloak (mantellutn) 
closed and lined and 20 marks. To Master Richard Drayton, 
canon of Wells, if he survive me, a silver pear for powder and a 
silver water vessel {aquarium). To Master Walter Craas if he 
survive me a silver cup called " Biker " and my small librum 



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sex turn with gloss of John Andrew covered with white linen 
cloth. To each of my servants in service with me at Wells at 
the time of my death the residue of their wages for that year 
according to the agreement and 6s. Sd. To Sir John Manns 
priest to pray for my soul my book called " Pars oculi," my 
ordinal which he has in his keeping, my crucible (crussibolum) 
covered with red leather and 20s. To Margaret my cousin 
living at Wells one " hopolondum " x of the livery of the Abbot of 
Tewkesbury furred with furs with a hood of the same suit and 
20J. To John Othum my " domicellus " 40$"., and the residue of 
his salary for the year of my death if he remain in my service up 
to the time of my death and survive me, also my second best 
horse. To Sir William Hope vicar of the said church of Wells 
one plain silver piece with the cover of the better set, and my 
girdle of green colour harnessed with silver and to Robert Borgh 
my vicar at Wells my principal coat, and to Robert Guerd my 
vicar at Sarum my second best coat, also to each of them 20s. to 
pray for me. To the altar misse matutinalis at Sarum my 
vestments in my house for celebration of divine office there. 
To Sir Walter Dene vicar of the said church of Sarum two table- 
cloths of Paris work, with two towels of the same suit at Sarum 
and 20s. to pray for me. To Sir Giles Zely vicar of the said 
church of Sarum 20s. to pray for me. I will that at my burial 
there be round my body in church at dirige and at mass on the 
morrow only five round wax candles each of the weight of five 
lbs. of wax and not more and that they remayne in the cathedral 
church after my funeral without further solemnity or delay and 
that the said wax candles be borne burning before my body to 
the church by my servants and so continue to burn from the 
beginning of the dirige until the completion of my burial on the 
morrow. I will that each canon and vicar of the said church 
personally present at my said exequies receive at the dirige 6d. 
and at mass on the morrow 6d. I will that the residue of my 
goods, after deducting the expenses of my funeral and of 
placing of a stone over my grave, be sold and with the money 
celebrations shall be made as soon as possible after 
my death by secular and regular priests for my soul and the 

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souls of Richard and Roger, priests, my parents, benefactors, and 
for all the faithful deceased. 

Executors : Master Walter London my cousin, Sir William 
Hope vicar of the church of Wells, John Othom my servant 
and Sir Walter Dene vicar of the cathedral church of Sarum. 

Overseers : Master Richard Drayton canon of Wells, and 
Master Walter Craas. 

Proved January 29th, 1 396. 



1398. RALPH ERGHUM. 

[168 Arundel I.] 
January 31st, 1398. Ralph Erghum, Bishop of Bath and 
Wells, in my manor of Wyvelyscomb. My body to be 
buried in the cathedral church of Wells in the body of the 
church in the place where I have placed my stone near the altar 
of S. Edmund, Archbishop. For my funeral expenses £100, as 
well for the carrying of my corpse as for its burial, and all the 
expenses therewith incurred, but I will that in the said carrying 
of my body there be one wax candle by night wherever it shall 
rest which shall be made of not more than five lbs. of wax in 
memory of the five wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of 
God once crucified. I will that on the day of my burial they 
burn at the Mass and at the obsequies on the day before, that is at 
" placebo " and " dirige," five wax candles, each weighing five lbs. 
in wax. Concerning torches my executors shall ordain as long 
as they do not exceed in number at one and the same time six 
torches. To the cathedral church of Sarum my red cope with 
Archangels of gold and a morse gilt with stones of my livery. 
To every priest present at my funeral, at Placebo and Dirige and 
mass in the church of Wells 12*/., and if they are present at my 
funeral on the journey towards the city of Wells each priest shall 
have 6d. To every priest present and singing at my tomb at 
the time of my interment, 6d. I will that the expenses of the 
carrying of my body and all the foregoing amounts be included 
in the said £100 except those I have bequeathed to the church 
of Sarum. To the fabric of the church of Sarum, ^20. To the 
fabric of the church of Wells ^20. To the fabric of the church 
of Bath £20. To Agnes, my sister, my gown furred with 



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grey and all my vestments furred with grey with 100 marks 
in money. To the said Agnes a dozen silver vessels with 
saltcellars and two " charjours " figured with my arms, two silver 
bowls, not gilt, of the best of those I have marked in the bottom 
with the image of S. Katherine and two of my best silver basins 
with two of my best silver pots. To Elisabeth my sister my 
old scarlet gown furred. To Master Gilbert de Stone two 
books compilationis Gregorii in moralibus. To Ralph de 
Erghum, my nephew, the letters of obligation in which he is 
bound to me and the sums therein contained if he does not 
pay them to me before my death, my new gown of scarlet, a 
dozen silver vessels as saltcellars and other things, two 
" charjours " marked with the arms of John Trivet, knight, two 
of my second best silver bowls gilt in the bottom, two 
of my second best pots and a spice-plate (peciam pro 
speciebus) with an image of S. Andrew. To Agnes, my sister 
my beautiful psalter which the Rector of Marnhull gave me to 
have it for her life, and after her death it shall remain to the 
house of Lacok, and to the Abbess there at that time and it 
shall not be parted with. To the said Agnes a silver spice- 
plate with a foot and image of the Blessed Mary. To John 
Podmore £100 including the money which he owes me, to wit 
80 marks and 20s, To Roger Raygate, vicar of Chard, 10 marks. 
To every associate preest beneficed {promoto) of my house 
10 marks, and to every one not beneficed ^"20. To my chaplain 
cross-bearer at the time of my death my gown of blue furred in 
which I was consecrated, with all ornaments belonging to it, and 
10 marks. To Thomas Terry the bible out of which he used to 
read to me, which bible was given me by John Warnford 
whom may God absolve. To the said Thomas my book called 
" Sutntna summarum? To Roger Raygate vicar of Cherde my 
book called "Pars oculi sacerdotis! 1 To William formerly 
4< palfreman " living in the diocese of Sarum 10 marks. To 
Walter Huisshe who has a wife at Chew 40s. To Adam 
" cherieter " 5 marks. To his fellow " charieter " 4.0s. To every 
valet in my house to whom I have bequeathed nothing in my 
will or whom I have never remunerated in my lifetime 40$". as 
appears by a list included here. To William Totell 20 marks 
and the same to every one in my house at my table of his rank 



296 dommitt QUflb. 



to whom I have bequeathed nothing or whom I have not 
rewarded according to the list. To Thomas Cosyn the volume 
(corpus) of Civil Law which he now has, lent to him by me on 
condition that he return to my executors all the other books so 
lent to him. To Thomas Hanye of the chapel £20 or 10 marks. 
To Nicholas Hulle, of Chew, the same. To John Mersche, son 
of William who was " Gaylerre of Wells," the same, and to 
his fellow, John Alfret, and to each boy of my chapel the 
same amount in the same way. To every page who sits at 
my board and wears my livery 2ar. To John Carethorpe, my 
nephew, ;£ioo. To my niece, sister of the said John, ^20. To 
Agnes, my sister, my green bed with white lilies with all the 
hangings of the chamber of that suit, and all the feather 
" quyschyng " of that suit, and eight of my best feather cushions. 
To Elisabeth, my sister, my bed with lions and two hangings of 
blue with silk curtains, my hanging of " tapyssery " work which I 
bought of the executors of lord Thomas, once Bishop of Exeter, 
provided that after her decease the said bed and hanging remain 
to John Carethorp junior, her son. Also to the abovesaid Elisa- 
beth on like condition six feather " quyschyng " of the best after 
those I have bequeathed to my sister Agnes. To John Podmore 
my old bed of silk with all the apparel, viz. silk curtains and the 
four red hangings with my arms which are wont to hang in my 
chamber. To John Auncell my red bed in which I am wont to 
lie in my inner chamber with curtains, sheets and all the apparel. 
To each of my executors 20 marks beside what is bequeathed to 
them. Moreover I will that my executors be able to buy from 
my goods without fraud with the consent of their co-executors, 
but if any one of my executors knowing this condition refuse to 
undertake the execution of my will he shall be excluded from all 
benefit in my said will. If there is anything owing by me at the 
time of my death I will that it be paid as quickly as possible. 
As to the residue of my goods whether in growing corn or in 
other goods, the Bishop of Bath shall have the privilege to buy 
them under the seal of the king ; and of the value of these fruits 
the third part shall be given to Agnes my sister and the other 
two parts distributed, viz., one in the exhibition of poor scholars 
at Oxford especially the boys of my chapel, and other clerks 
who are or who were of my household and are alive at the time 



fttri)art ftoattfl. 297 



of my death if they wish to study at the schools and have not 
sufficient livelihood of their own ; and the other part in pious 
uses for my soul as my executors shall think best. To William 
Lenthorp my dorser of " aras " work which I bought of the 
executors of Sir William Bugbrigg. To the church of Wells 
my tapestry with the image of S. John with all the hangings 
and belongings to be "placed under the feet of the Bishop 
when he celebrates there or another ornament to the same 
church as the Chapter shall deem expedient. I make my 
executors Agnes Rabbas, my sister, my principal executor, 
with Thomas Terry, canon of Wells, John Podmore, and John 
Carethorp junior. To Henry Noneye, my suffragan, ^"20. To 
Alice Rabbas, maid {domicelle) to Agnes, my sister, ^20. To 
Alice, my sister's little maid, 10 marks. But first all my funeral 
expenses and debts must be paid. Given at Banewyll, July 31st, 
1399. Memorandum of remunerations made by the Bishop 
of Bath to divers of his servants. To William Lenthorp 
for his marriage £100. To Robert Knoyle £20. To Richard 
Spersoll £20. To Thomas " de la Boterye " 20 marks. To 
William Totell 10 marks. To John Buschupp senior 10 marks. 
To Richard Ferror 10 marks. To John Auncell £20. To John 
Myming 10 marks, and 20s., to his marriage. To Ralph of the 
kitchen, brother of Nicholas Cator, 5 marks. To Edward Barbor 
for his marriage 10 marks. To William Wade for his marriage 
10 marks. To John Barbour 5 marks. To Thomas Rowland 
for his marriage 40s. To Stephen Barbor, for his marriage 40s. 
To More the servant of Peter Baker 20s. To Richard Warderope 
for his marriage 10 marks. 
Proved April 19th, 1400. 



1400. RICHARD POSTELL. 

[173 Arundel I.] 
May 24th, 1400. Richard Postell Canon of Sarum. My 
body to be buried in the church of the Blessed Mary of 
Twykenham. To the church of the Blessed Mary of Sarum a 
cope worth £6 8s. 4^. To each canon at my funeral on the 
day of my obit at Sarum 2s. To each vicar and chaplain 
present i2d. To each chorister &/. To each altarist Zd. To 

2 Q 



298 donutftt Wiilbi. 



the two sacristans 2s. To all the bellringers 3s. \d. For 
distribution to poor persons at Twykenham ;6"io. To Juliana 
Estmere and Isabella her sister £\o. To the two children 
of the said Juliana £ 10. To Richard Felder living in London 
and to his children ioar. To the chancel at Twykenham 
lately repaired by me ioar. To two chaplains to celebrate in 
the said chapel or chancel for 3 years, to each of them 
£6 \$s. \d. I bequeath to serve for ever in the said 
chancel, a missal newly made for me, my vestments, a chalice 
of gold and two silver cruets (urceollos). To my church of 
Fordyngton 100s. To the poor in the parish there most in 
want 60s. To the church of Wrytlyngton 66s. Sd. and a cope 
worth 66s. id. To the tenants of the demesne {dominii) there 
to pray for my soul 53^. 4*/. To the church of Wolverhampton 
£6 135. 4*/., if it can be raised of my farms there. To the vicar 
and chaplains there to celebrate divine offices to pray for my soul 
66s. Sd. To the Friars Preachers of Sarum to pray for my soul 
66s. Sd. To the Friars Minors of Sarum 66s. Sd. to pray for 
me. To the church of Nether Wallop 100s. To William Daly 
vicar there to pray for my soul 4.0s. To Master John 
Maydenhith that he may assist my executors, a cup of gold 
bought from the executors of W. Burbrygg. To three chaplains 
6s. Sd. each to celebrate a trentall of S. Gregory for my soul. 
To John Smyth chaplain to pray for me 66s. Sd. To John 
Byryng junior £6 13s. ^d. To William Grace and his wife 40*. 
To John Hert junior 20s. To Richard son of Richard Coke 20s. 
I will that two torches (torcheos) serve in the said chapel of 
Twykenham. To John Godgram and his wife 40?. I make my 
executors Thomas Postell my brother, Sir William Kyng, Sir 
John Smyth, Sir John atte Well vicar of Fordyngton and 
Clement Grace with Richard Walhop their supervisor and 
helper. And if the said Richard Walhop is pleased to act, 
I will he have for his labour ioar. To each of my executors for 
his labour ioar. The residue to be disposed for my soul. 

Given at Pottesham, May 24th, 1400. 

Proved September 1st, 1400. 



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1400. ELIZABETH DAME D AUDELEY. 

[175 Arundell I.] 
Elizabeth Dame D'Audeley. My body to be buried in the 
chancel of the Abbey church of Hulton [co. Staffs.] in the 
tomb which I made there for my very honourable husband 
Lord D'Audeley. I bequeath for lights about my body on the 
day of my burial 5 large tapers and 5 " morts " and 60 wax 
torches of large size of which I will that 10 remain in the said 
abbey of Hulton and that the remainder of them be given to 
poor churches in the country round to the honour of God. I will 
that 60 poor persons be engaged to hold the said 60 torches on 
the day of my burial and that each of them be clothed in a 
russet gown and hat at my cost and that each of them have 12*/. 
I bequeath to the Abbot and convent of Hulton to help toward 
the purchase of certain possessions by the advice of my 
executors 400 marcs and to each monk of the said house 40s. to 
pray for the soul of my very honourable lord and husband whom 
God assoil and for my soul and for all christian souls. I 
bequeath to the said Abbot and convent all my beasts and store 
of cattle being in the counties of Chester, Stafford, and Salop, 
and all the vessels of brass which I have in the said counties 
together with and all my vestments and hangings of gold in my 
chapel one blue bed coverlet of cloth of gold, one of blue canvas, 
one entire canopy and tester, curtains, hangings and tapestry 
appertaining to the said bed to adorn the altars of the said 
Abbey with vestments and hangings for the altars, also two 
coffers of black, one for keeping their relics and the other for the 
body of God. I will that what my very honourable husband 
ordained in his will, viz., that all the silver vessels which he had 
on the day on which he died which after my decease be sold 
and the value of them be expended for our souls to this intent 
that they should be given to the abbot and convent of Hulton 
to sell them and "amortise" them to the said house. I ordain 
and pray my undermentioned executors as they will answer 
.before God that his said will and mine be by my executors 
performed by them in that matter in manner [aforesaid] and 
that touching the reversion of lands and tenements that were 
his in London, Exeter, and "Brustuyc," that they be sold to 



300 &omtttot WiilU. 



perform the purport of said will. I bequeath to the friars 
minors of Hereford ^"20. To brother John Turpulton £20. 
And to brother Henry Radnore £10. And to the convent of the 
friars preachers of Shrewsbury 100s. And to the friars minors 
there 5^. And to the convent of Augustine friars 40s. And to 
the convent of friars minors of Stafford ioar. And to the 
Augustine friars there 40s. And to the convent of the friars 
minors of Bridgnorth 40s. And to the Carmelite friars of 
Ludlow 40s. And to the Augustine friars there 20s. And to the 
friars minors of Lichfield 40?. And to the friars minors of 
Coventry 40s. And to the friars preachers of London 100s. 
And to the friars preachers of Newcastle 40s. And to the 
friars minors of Chester 40?. And to the nuns of Akorbury 
[Aconbury co. Hereford] 20s. And to the anchoresse of 
Hereford 13^. 4d. And to the folk of the hospital of St. Giles 
there ly. 4d. And to the folk of the hospital of Our Lady 
there 13*. 4ci. I bequeath to my very noble and very dear 
Lord Thomas son to our excellent Lord the King whom God 
of his grace save and defend £100 in silver with one bed of 
red worsted embroidered with wodewoses with one motto 
" hold of," one pair of sheets of Raynes 5 yards in breadth. 
I bequeath to my very dear niece Joan de Beaumonde 500 
marcs to her marriage and one bed of green worsted with 
white testers and another bed of green without embroidery 
" de daissees " [dossier] with 4 large hangings of tapestry work 
with one pair of sheets of Raines of 4^ yards in breadth. 
To Sir William Peeks ;£ioo and a blue bed of worsted 
embroidered with angels with all the apparel of the chamber 
and hall of that suit. To William Nasshe ;£ioo. And to John 
Wilton 100 marks. And to Raynold de Brodock 40 marcs. To 
Agnes Meverel ^20. And to Elizabeth her daughter £20 to 
her marriage and another 10 marks for her sustenance. To 
Joan Daudeley £20. William Newport 20 marks. To Hekoc 
of the pantry 20 marks. Giles Daudeley 20 marks. John Gere 
£10. Robert Coke £10. Piers Coke £10. Joan Messager 10 
marcs. Nichol de Nabbey loo*. Walter Bedeman ioos. 
Dame Carre 40^ William Jonkyn 40*. Adam Partriche 40*. 
Alice Brown 100s. John Clarisson and his wife 40s. Richard 
Swan 40f. Fenel la Trupull 40s. John Swetebon 20s. John 



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de Mere 20s. Robert of the pantry 1 3s. 4*/. Brother Swetebon 
20s. Henry Quystron $s. 4*/. Margaret de Haughton ^40. 
Henry Halggley and Alice his wife £40. Robert Breton 
20 marks. Henry Cotesmore ^40. Joan Standon iocxr. Janyn 
de Monynton ioar. And to my servants and to Monynton 
10 marks and 10 marks for their gifts to poor people by the 
advice of my executors. To Raynold Brodhok the guardianship 
of all the lands and tenements, rents and services with their 
appurtenances which belonged to John de Fidilton in the 
county of Somersett which are held of me in chief and are in my 
hands. Moreover by reason of the minority of Henry the son 
and heir of the said John to hold to him until the full age of the 
said son and heir of the said John together with the marriage of 
the said son and heir in my gift in aid of the sustenance of 
himself and his estate I will that my executors pay £22 for a 
seal which I have given to the Abbot and convent of Hulton. 
I will that all my retinue be held together for one quarter of a 
year after my decease and provided for at my cost. I will that 
all my retinue have livery of black cloth at my cost against 
my interment. I will that my executors fully pay my debts 
heartily if any there be. I make my executors Richard 
Ercevesque Deurewyk. 1 Sir William Peek, clerk, Sir Henry 
Cottesmore, clerk, William Nasshe and Raynold de Brodok. 
Given at the Abbey of Hulton the last day of September the 
year of our Lord 1400. The residue of my deeds and houses 
are given to my poor tenants and others to pray for the soul of 
my very honourable lord and husband and for myself and all 
Christians. 

Probate granted November 2nd, 1400, to Henry Cottesmore, 
William Nasshe and Raynold de Brodok, executors, with 
permission to Richard Archbishop of York and William Peek 
to take out letters of administration at a future time. 

[" Inq. p.m. 2 Hen. IV. 56. Audeley, Elizabeth wife of Nicholas de, 
chev." wife should be widow. — Ed.] 



Richard Scroope, Archbishop of York, 1398- 1407. 



302 &omer*tt WiilU. 



1402. MARGARET LYONNS. 

[195 Arundell I.] 

March 1st, 1402. Margaret Lyonns, wife of Thomas 
Lyonns of Asshton. My body to holy burial in the place 
where my husband shall think best. To the four orders of 
Friars Mendicant of Bristoll, viz., Preachers, Augustinians, 
Carmelites and Minors 26s. Sd.to be equally divided among them 
to celebrate for my soul and the souls of all the faithful deceased. 
To the fabric of the church of Asshton 20s. To the chapel of 
the Blessed Mary there 6s. 8d. To Alice Cosyn an annual rent 
of 20s. to be received of the tenement which Thomas Norton 
holds of me in High Street, Bristol, for the term of her life. I 
will that all the lands, tenements, rents, and services which I 
hold and have come down to me by hereditary right from my 
purchase in Bristol aforesaid be equally shared and divided 
between Isabella the wife of Walter Rodnay, knight, and 
Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Wodeville, my daughters, after the 
death of Thomas my husband. And if the said Isabella die 
without heir I will all the lands and tenements which Edmund 
Blanket late my husband left in his will to me and my daughter 
Isabella and to her heirs be sold and disposed for the benefit of 
Walter Kodenay and the said Isabella or of their executors for 
my soul and the souls of the said Edmund and Isabella and of 
all the faithful deceased. 

I make my executors the said Walter and Isabella by 
these presents signed with my seal the day and year 
abovesaid. 

Proved November 18th, 1402. 



1404. LADY JOAN MOHUN. 

[218 Arundell I.] 
October 2nd, 1404. Lady Joan de Moun, of Dounster in 
a certain mansion called Maysterrmys within the precincts of the 
church of Canterbury. My body to be buried in the tomb 
or monument which I have had made at my expense near the 
image of the Blessed Mary "in crippis" in the church of 
Canterbury. To the venerable father, my Lord Thomas Arundell, 



Satii) $oan f&ofyun. 303 



Archbishop of Canterbury, a psalter covered with white. To my 
Lord the Duke of York, a Legend of the Saints (a beautiful 
book), and a book with painted pictures. To my daughter, the 
wife of the said Lord Duke, my blessing and the best " rubrum " 
that I have. To the Countess of Salisbury my daughter a cross 
which I used to say I liked the best of all, this cross I give to 
her and a legend of the Saints. To Lady de Spenser the elder 
my kinswoman a bed of green silk with all the apparel. To the 
prior of the church of Canterbury an old red hanging with lions 
and a hanging " ystayned " with all the apparel. To Friar 
John of the order of the Minors my confessor 10 marks. To 
Friar Henry his comrade 40s. To William Burwaissh my kins- 
man 10 marks beside his debt. To Robert Welyngton 4 marks 
besides his debt. To Henry Berwe over and above his debt, 
4 marcs. To Philip my clerk 100s. besides his debt To John 
Ussher for his debts and reward 40s. To John Cocke, for the 
same, 8 marks. To William Parker, for the same, 6 marks. To 
John Sumterman and John Gardenere 5 marks each in the same 
way. To Richard Aulkenton 1 mark. To Margery my maid 
;£io. To Katherine my maid 10 marks. To John Welyngton 
10 marks. To Agnes my servant 5 marks. To the three poor 
scolar boys, Robert Payn, John Tewe and " litel Witt " food and 
clothing for a year if they wish to remain at Canterbury. I will 
that 12 poor men be clothed in black at my expense to hold 
12 torches on the day of my burial and also that 4 wax tapers 
weighing 20 lb. burn at the time of my funeral and that whatever 
is over shall remain to the church of Canterbury. To every 
poor person coming to my funeral id. To my six women 
servants all my wearing apparel, on condition that one '• mantall " 
be reserved by my executors for the wife of Sir Thomas 
Haukewode, knight, and that then Margaret choose the best 
garment first, Katherine next, Joan third, Agnes my maid fourth, 
and my servants. I make my executors the Reverend Father and 
Lord in Christ, Lord Thomas Arundell, Archbishop of Canterbury, 
praying him specially as he was ever my spiritual father in my 
lifetime, so to assist me in death, and also Thomas, prior of the 
church of Canterbury, William Burwaissh and Philip Caxton my 
clerk, to make an inventory of my goods, pay my debts and 
dispose the residue for the church of Canterbury. 



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To this testament I have put my seal the day and year 
abovesaid. 

Proved October nth and 12th, 1404. 



1405. LADY ELIZABETH STAFFORD. 

[173 Arundel II.] 
September i8th, 1405. Elizabeth wife of Humphry Staf- 
ford, knight. My body to holy burial in the chapel of S. 
Andrew near the chapel of the Blessed Mary in the abbey 
church of Abbotesbury in the inner part of the tomb of John 
Mautravers, knight, my late lord. To the church of Sarum one 
gold wedding ring, a small diamond. To Robert Grey 5 marks, 
a silver cup with the cover. To William Ekerdon, clerk, 100s. a 
silver cup with a cover, unum mapat, and a book called " buble." 
To William Whityng hermit of Shirburn 20s. To Edmund Elyot 
of Cheseburgh 5 marks and a cup. To Nicholas Wareyn 13*. 4^. 
and a quarter of corn. To Margaret wife of John Bicoe a silver 
cup with the cover. To the church of S. Giles of Stapelford a 
book called " Ridelygger. 1 " To William Prancard rector of the 
said church for tithes forgotten and to celebrate for my soul and 
the souls of my ancestors and benefactors one thousand masses, 
£4 3 s. 4tt. [i f oood.] To the Friars of Dorcestre, Yevelchester, 
and to the Abbot and Convent of Abbotesbury for the same 
purpose, £4 3s. 4*/. to each. To the Abbot of Abbotesbury on 
the day of my burial 40s. To the Abbot of Serne in like manner 
20s. To the Abbot of Middleton the same. To the convent of 
Abbotesbury to be distributed in common amongst them on the 
day of my burial, 40*. To each poor person coming on the day 
of my burial at Abbotesbury, id. I will that every tenant and 
poor person coming on the day of my trental at Houke [Hook, 
Dors.] be given a repast. To every priest coming thither to my 
exequies and to the mass on the morrow [ ] 2 with their food. 
Likewise to every clerk there 6d. with their food. To every 
poor person coming thither on the same day id. To the sisters 
of the White Hall of Yevelchester 40s. and 2 quarters of corn. 
To the nuns of Polslowe 40s. To three chaplains to celebrate, 

1 Ledger, a large copy of the Breviary (N.E.D,) 

2 Blank in MS, 



lattt) lEti^abetf) £taffortr. 305 

two in the chapel of Houke or in the church of Stapelford and 
one in the chapel of Kentecombe for a year after my decease for 
my soul and the souls of my ancestors and benefactors and for 
the soul of John Matravers knight late my husband, .£15 that is 
100s. to each of them. To the chapel of Kent for lands to be 
ordained ad manum mortuum for the sustentacion of the said 
chapel, iooj. To the vicar of the church of Poure to say a 
trental of S. Gregory 6s. $d. To the church of Poure a pair of 
vestments of silk of white and red colour. To the church of 
Pourton towards its repair 20s. To the church of Middelchyn- 
nocke a pair of vestments of the value of 2 marks. To the 
church of Badecombe the same. To Robert rector of the church 
of Crowell 6 marks. To Estrill Pourton a gown of russet furred 
with " conyng " and a quarter of wheat. To each of the three 
then clerks of the chapel 6s. 8d. To Robert Knyght 1 3 s. 4*/. and 
a quarter of wheat. To Robert Gylys the miller a cow and a 
quarter of wheat. To Richard of the kitchin a cow. To Robert 
of the kitchen a quarter of wheat. To John Bayly cook's boy 
of the Idtchen 6s. Sd. To the church of S. Giles of Stapelford 
abovenamed 5 marcs. I bequeth for my lord John Matravers to 
make a vestment there, and because the said church has been 
well adorned by me and others, one missal price 5 marks. To 
John Hayron 3s. 4*/. and a quarter of wheat. To John Haukyns 
the same. To Henry Gorewell the same. To Henry Veel 2od. 
and 4 bushels of wheat. To Henry Carter a quarter of wheat. 
To John Robyns 20d. and a quarter of wheat. To John 
" Couhurd " 2 bushels of wheat. To Matilda the wife of Henry 
Carter 3s. <\d. I make my executors Humphry Stafford knight 
my husband, William Ekerdon clerk, Robert Grey and Edmund 
Elyot clerk. Written at Houke the day and year abovesaid and 
signed with my seal. And afterwards the said Elisabeth on Sunday 
the feast of S. Calixtus 141 3 by means of a codicil bequeathed 
certain goods as follows. To Elizabeth wife of Humphry 
Stafford my daughter a gown of scarlet furred with menever, a 
hood of scarlet and a mantell furred with grey. To Humphrey 
and Elisabeth his wife my daughter 12 dishes and 6 saucers of 
silver. To Katherine Cobham wife of Humphry Stafford a cup 
silver and gilt. To Margaret Beer a gown of " sangweyn." To 
Juliana Hillary a gown of violet. To Alice my chambermaid a 

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gown of blue. To the son of James Amarle a gown of green. 
To Master John Stafford 100s. To John Grey a cup of silver. 
To Robert Elwyll 40s. To the two boys of the chapel that they 
may stay at school for two years at the end of which I bequeath 
to each of them 20s. To every monk of Abbotesbury having the 
orders of a priest 6s. 8d To the Abbot there 20s. and to every 
monk not a priest 40*/. To Richard Hyde 10 marks. To the 
man (homini) of Stickelane 2ar. To Thomas Estcourt in a 
year's time 40s. yearly during his life for his maintenance. I 
make my executors as above. Written at Repen the day and 
year abovesaid. 

Proved November 29th, 141 3. 



1407. JOHN GANVILL. 

[251 Arundell.] 
January 16th, 1407. John Ganvill, canon of Wells and 
rector of the church of Yevyll. My body to be buried in 
the churchyard of the said church of Yevell in the path 
coram cruce dominica standing in the said churchyard as one 
goes from the said church to the town of Yevell. To John 
Ganvyll, priest, my kinsman, a gown of scarlet furred with 
" crysty grey," a great lined hood of scarlet and a maser 
bound with silver and gilt with a circular foot. To Alice 
Fyscher, wife of Thomas Fischer, dwelling in Offyngton next 
Salop a scarlet robe furred with " puryd grey," a great hood 
furred with "puryd grey," a great cup bound with silver and 
gilt with silver foot, the end gilt of square work, a silver cup 
without a cover, six silver spoons, a tablecloth, two hand napkins 
(sanappi 1 ) and two towels of parisian work. To Thomas 
Ganvyll, chaplain, my kinsman, a violet robe furred with crysty 
grey, a great lined hood of violet, a maser bound with silver 
and gilt with three silver feet, a silver cup without a cover, and 
6 silver spoons. To John Ganvill, brother of the said Thomas 
Ganvill dwelling in Salop, a scarlet gown furred with puryd 
grey, a small lined hood of scarlet, and a silver cup without 
a cover. To John, Abbot of Michelney, my second best amice 
and surplice, a water vessel {aquarium) of silver and gilt, a 

1 Sanappi, Sanopi, a hand napkin. 



3(of)n ©anbtll. 307 



tablecloth, two towels, two hand-napkins, furniture for the hall of 
11 blu tapestry werk " containing one " doser," two costers, and four 
andres, two brigauntez, three long " brochas," two " vire pikes," two 
" tangez," two " colakkes," 1 " unum docerum stannatum de septetn 
sapientibus? and all my stained cloths which I have now at Wells 
for the ornament of my chapel. To Robert Haw, vicar of the 
church of Wells, one of my surplices. To John Palton a bed of 
" blu worsted " with a canvas, a mattress, two blankets, and an 
entire canopy with three curtains. To John Pant, my cook, a 
bed of red worsted with half a canopy, a canvas, a mattress, two 
blankets, three curtains, the third best pot and the third best 
pan. To William Mere, a white bed " dyaperid " with roses and 
lilies, a " keverlit," a tester, a canvas, a mattress, and two blankets. 
To Thomas Tuny a tablecloth, two napkins, and two towels. 
To Ralph Canon the same. To Thomas Samuel a white 
" keverlit," a tester, and two " challonez." 2 To John Lernewyt 
my best brass pot, a bed of white and blue worsted with a 
" keverlyt," a tester, an entire canopy, a canvas, a mattress, two 
blankets, three curtains, seven carpets, eight " quistonez," and 
eleven cushions. I bequeath a missal and my great breviary 
to the perpetual use of the said church of Yevell and I will they 
never be removed therefrom as I trust in my faithful parishioners, 
that they keep the said breviary for ever for three chantry 
priests and their successors serving within the said church on 
the south side of the choir, and the said missal for the perpetual 
use of the high altar and that the said books remain where the 
other books of the said church are accustomed to be kept. To 
the perpetual use of the high altar of the said church of Yevell 
a chalice and a paten inlaid with silver and gilt, in the foot of 
which chalice is inscribed "Jhe est amor meus" and on the 
circumference of the paten, " Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me, 
neque in ira tua corripias me" together with a paxbred of silver 
the front of which is gilt, two silver phials, a silver bell, the 
outside gilt, a tablecloth, a towel and two napkins of the better 
sort which are at Yevell. To Magote Plummer, my laundress 
my largest pan. To William Boyfeld my second best brass pot 
and pan a " mediocre " dozen of pewter vessels " garnysshed " 

1 Collok, a great pail. (North.) 

1 Cbalon : Chaucer uses this word in the sense of coverlet. ( Wright.) 



308 •omirtfrt «8ill*. 



two chargers excepted, which set I bought of the executors of 
Thomas Byngham, late subdean of Wells, deceased. To 
Christian Doyge my second best tablecloth at Yevyll, and two 
towels there. To Thomas, perpetual vicar of Yevyll, my third 
best tablecloth, two napkins and two towels there. To Joan 
Truk a bed of white and red worsted with a canvas, a mattress 
two blankets, a "keuerlyt," a tester, an entire canopy and 
three curtains also at Yevyll. To Robert Arundell, page and 
keeper of my horses, my best brass pot and pan, a dozen of old 
pewter vessels " garnysshed " which John Bardolfe has in his 
keeping at Yevyll, a bed with canvas, mattress, two blankets, 
" keuerlyt/' and a tester of blue worsted " embrouded." 

The residue to my executors to distribute, after the payment 
of my debts and funeral expenses, to the poorer servants of my 
household. 

I make my executors my wellbeloved in Christ Thomas 
Terry, canon, John Alampton, vicar of the church of Wells, and 
John Lernewyt, my servant, to whom I bequeath 40s. To the 
vicars of the church of Wells who are present at my funeral 40*. 
To the chaplains of the church of Wells called "annuelars" 
that they may specially recommend my soul in their masses 
and other prayers, 20s. To John Lernewyt, my servant, a 
dozen of " Otur skynnes tawed." 1 

These being witnesses, Ralph Ergum, precentor, William 
Calf, succentor, Robert Ruge and others. 

Proved February 23rd, 1407. 



1408. JOHN THORITON, ESQUIRE. 

[105 Arundell II.] 
1408, Sunday next after the feast of S. Bartholomew. 
John Thoriton, esquire, of the county of Somerset. My body 
to be buried in the parish church of Camelegh. To Joan my 
wife and to her heirs all the rents and services which Thomas 
Botener, chaplain, son and heir of Thomas Botener late Burgess 
of the city of Bristol, is bound to render me for one tenement 
situate in Bristol in the street called " Bradstreet " between the 

1 Tawe, to beat and dress leather with alum, a process used with white leather 
instead of bark. ( Wright. ) 



lEla, la*j) dt. fHaur. 309 

tenement called " Yeldhall " on the one side and the tenement of 
the prior of Bath on the other side, which said tenement the said 
Thomas Botener, chaplain, holds of the gift of me the said John, 
son of Isabella Toriton to the said Thomas Botener late Burgess 
of the said city, and his wife Matilda, and to the heirs of the 
body of the same Thomas lawfully begotten to by a certain 
writing of mine indented made to them, rendering certain rents 
and services specified in the said writing and in reversion thence 
in default of heirs of the said Thomas Botener late Burgess, to 
me the said John son of the said Isabella, my heirs and 
assigns. I will and grant together with the said rents and 
services to Joan my wife and to her heirs that the said tenement 
which through lack of heirs to the said Thomas Botener, burgess 
of the said city, is due to return to me the said John in forma 
predicta, shall, through lack of such issue, remain to the said 
Joan my wife and her heirs forever. I bequeath also to Joan my 
wife all that tenement of mine situate in the suburb of Bristol 
in the street called "Redclyfstrete" which Philip de Toriton 
my father of late acquired from Stephen de Berkleigh, tanner 
(allutore) late burgess of Bristol, the said tenement being situate 
in the said street of " Redeclyf" between the land formerly of 
John la Boteller on the one side and the land formerly of John 
Firaunt on the other side, and extending from the said street in 
front unto the watercourse (cursuni ague) behind, to have and to 
hold to the said Joan my wife and to her heirs for ever, de 
capitalibus dominis feodi illius, for the services due and of right 
accustomed. 

The residue of my goods to Joan my wife. 

Executors : Joan my wife and John Zougs, senior. 

Proved May 14th, 1409. 



1409. ELA, LADY ST. MAUR. 

[43 Arundel II.] 
November 28th, 1409. Ela, Lady de Saint Maur. My 
body to be buried in the new chapel of the priory of 
Staverdall, viz., next the body of Sir Richard de Saint Maur, 
knight, my husband. To discreet and suitable priests to 
celebrate 4,000 masses for my soul and for the souls of all the 



3io domertfet UKilb. 



faithful deceased within one month after my death ;£i6 1 3^. 4//., so 
that 1,000 be said "de die? 1,000 " de Sancto Spiritu? 1,000 "de 
Sancta Maria? and 1,000 for the faithful deceased that is, 
requiem eternam, and in every of these masses I will there be said 
the prayer "Deus qui es nostra Redempcio cum Secretis etpost coin." 
To Sir John Bearc, chaplain, to celebrate for my soul a Gregory 
trental for one year after my death, 10 marks. To be distributed 
among forty priests 100s., and among my poor tenants 60s. To 
Oliver, Prior of Staverdall for tithes of his church ill-paid, £20, 
and to every canon there celebrating for my soul 6s. 8d. To 
Nicholas de St. Maur my son £20. To John my son, a pair of 
beads of " coraal " with gauds of gold (ingaugeat cum auro\ a 
ring with a diamond and a silver bowl with the cover. To John 
Beare, chaplain, 100s. To John Boof, junior, 100* To John 
Worth $s. To Thomas Lovell 100^. To Richard Norexo icos. 
To Joan his wife 40s. To William Tyndynhull 40s. To 
Nicholas Mew 40s. To the fabric of the nave of the church of 
Wynkaulton 10 marks. 

The residue of my goods not bequeathed, viz., blada in terra 
crescentia to be exposed for sale by my executors to faithfully pay 
my debts. And if the residue will not suffice therefor I will a 
portion be deducted from each of my bequests to satisfy every 
creditor. 

I make John de St. Maur my son, John Worth, John Beare, 
chaplain, and John Boof [or Beef], junior, my executors. 

In witness whereof I have set my seal. 

Proved March 15th, 1409. 
[The Inq. p.m. of Richard de St. Maur, chevalier, is dated 2 Henry IV.] 



1410. THOMAS GOUNDENHAM. 

[51 Arundel II.] 
April 10th, 1410. Thomas Goundenham of Langford. My 
body to be buried in the church of Langford. To Sir John 
Loveney, chaplain 8s. To John my son, living with the said Sir 
John Loveney 8s. I bequeath 24s. of a rent of mine in 
Welyngton, of a third of twenty years to celebrate for my soul. 
The residue to Alianor my wife, and John Goundenham my son, 
and John Priggs whom I make my executors. In witness 



jjcri&n dFraunceg*. 311 



whereof, I have set my seal, these being witnesses, Sir Walter 
Foord, Sir John Loveney, priest, and Thomas Godeslond. 

1411. JOHN FRAUNCEYS. 

[162 Arundel II.] 
October 23rd, 141 1. John Fraunceys, canon of Wells 
et Literarum domini nostri pape scriptor abbreviator. My 
body to be buried where God shall please. To the fabric 
of my church of Saltwode [Kent] 20s. To my chapel of Heth 
[Hythe] 20s. To the Abbess of the nuns of the Blessed Mary 
of Wynton, 40?. to be distributed amongst the nuns, that 
they may faithfully pray for my soul. To the church of Wells 
13^. 4d. To my vicar of Wells 6s. &d. To two chaplains to 
celebrate for one year, one in my chapel of Heth, and the other at 
the altar of S. Katherine the Virgin in the church of S. Anthony 
of London, where my kinsman John Savage, was lately buried, 
20 marks. To the Friars of S. Anthony 6s. 8d. To John Coli, 
chaplain 6s. 8d. To Sir Hugh, chaplain 3s. 4*/. To Simon, 
lying in hospital 3*. 4//. To the Friars of the orders Carmelite, 
Minors, and of S. Augustine, to each order 20s. to pray for my 
soul. To the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, a tall covered 
cup of white and beryl, silver, and gilt with the foot silver 
and gilt, and it is kept in a silver case, also a "tabula" of 
gold to have me in remembrance. To Sir John Bath, a bowl 
(tassa l \ silver and gilt with a gilt cover. To John Macclesfeld, 
a bowl, silver and gilt with the cover. To Sir Robert Fraunceys, 
knight, my kinsman the same. To Sir John Bollessore, my 
kinsman the same. To Agnes my sister 10 marks. To Adam 
Irmongre, her husband 20s. To John Macclesfeld, a red bed 
embroidered. To the abovesaid Sir Robert, a beautiful coverlet 
of silk. To Sir Adam, chaplain to John Macclesfield 20s. To 
Roger Straunge, servant to the said John 20s. To Robert also 
his servant is. 4*/. To William Botiller in the same house 
is. 4d. Sir John Ryton, my chaplain at Heth 6s. 8d. To the 
parish [church] of Saltwode 6s. 8d. To Sir John Drye, 
chaplain 20s. To Sir John Bollesore for his long and faithful 
service, a gown (joppani) of scarlet with fur, and hood, and a red 
bed of worsted, embroidered, with all the apparel. I will all 
1 tassa, scyphus, patent, tasse. {Ducange.) 



3«ff Somnttt mm*. 



other my goods not bequeathed as contained in an indenture 
delivered to Sir John Bollessore, my special proctor, be sold, and 
the money derived given to the poor, and to chaplains to pray 
and celebrate for my soul, the souls of my father and mother, 
and of all the faithful deceased. I make my executors, Sir 
Robert Fraunceys, knight, John Macclesfeld, precentor of the 
house of S. Antony and Sir John Bollessore, clerk, and I will 
they sell my tenement situate above Leston beyond the bridge 
of the town of Hythe between the sea and the bridge, and 
distribute the money for my soul. I will that the nine cloths 
of gold of Cyprus of one suit, and the red ground be sold as 
above and also the three new cloths of gold of Luca, and the 
red ground and the fourth cloth of ramacate. To Sir Thomas 
rector of the church of S. Mary atte Hill 20s. 
Proved February 18th, 1412. 



1413. HUMPHRY STAFFORD, SENIOR, KNT. 

[173 Arundel II.] 
April 5th, 141 3. Humphry Stafford, knight, senior. My 
body to holy burial in the chapel of S. Andrew, next the 
chapel of the Blessed Mary in the Abbey church of Abbotesbury. 
To the church of the Blessed Mary of Sarum 20s. To the 
Friars Minors of Stafford, 5 marks to celebrate for the souls of 
me and of my ancestors. To the Friars Minors of Dorcestre 20s. 
To the Friars Preachers of Yevelchestre 20s. To the repair 
and sustentacion of the church of Clinton 40s. To the church 
of Farnbourgh 40*. To William Ekerdon, clerk, 10 marks. To 
Robert Grey 66s. 8d. To Edmund Elyot, clerk, 66s. Sd. To 
the Friars Minors of Briggewater 20s. To the Friars Minors of 
Sarum 20s. To the Friars Preachers there 20s. To the Nuns 
of Yevelchestre 40s. To the church of Bromhulf 66s. 8d The 
residue to Elisabeth my wife. I make my executors, Elisabeth 
my wife, William Ekerdon, clerk, Robert Grey and Edmund 
Elyot. Done at Houke in the county of Dorset, the day and 
year abovewritten, and signed with my seal. And afterwards 
the said Humphry on October 30th, 14 13, by means of a codicil 
bequeathed various goods as follows : — To the Abbot and 
Convent of Westminster of the rents in arrear of the manor of 



Cfjoma* Cousin, Canon of WISLtU*. 313 

Pirton in the county of Stafford £23 lis. ^d. To the 
Abbot of Abbotesbury for a chaplain to celebrate there for 
four years, ^20. To the chaplain of Kentecombe for two years 
£S. To Robert Morgan 5 marks. To Humphry Lowe 5 marks. 
To Richard Cokks \$s. $d. To Robert Baker 13^. 4*/. To John 
Hawon 13*. 4*/. To John Bulpan 20s. To John Boteler 
13J. 4<i. To John Chamberlayn 13* $d. To John Bulpan 20s. 
To John Hillary 20s. To Philip Denebaud 20s. To John de 
Coquina 6s. Sd. To John Andrewe 6s. Sd. To Roger Stiver 
6s. Sd. To Robert de Coquina 6s. 8d. To the two boys of the 
chapel 6s. Sd. each. To John Bettescomb 6s. Sd. To Richard 
Samford 6s. Sd. To William Turnor 6s. Sd. To Alice of the 
Chamber 20s. To the church of Burmyngton 40s. To the 
church of Dundene, 5 marks. To Robert Elwyll 26s. Sd. To 
Margaret Beere 20s. To each man serving him in his household 
in the position of gentlemen (generosi) 20s. To each woman 
servant in the same state 20s. To each valet serving in his 
household 13s. qd. To each groom 6s. Sd. To each page qzd. Tc 
Humphry Stafford my son, and Elisabeth his wife a charger, 
12 dishes and six silver saucers. And I make my executors, 
William Ekerdon, clerk, Robert Grey and Edmund Elyot, clerk. 
Written at Houke the day and year abovesaid and signed with 
my seal. 

Proved November 29th, 14 13. 



1413. THOMAS COUSIN, CANON OP WELLS. 

[168 Arundell II.] 
On the feast of S. Aldelm [May 25th], 141 3. Thomas 
Cousin, canon of Wells. My body to be buried in the church 
of Wells. To the fabric of the said church 40J. To the high 
altar a corporal with a case. To the high altar of my church of 
Cammell 1 a chalice, one pair of vestments, a surplice and a cor- 
poral with a case. To the fabric of the same church two great 
spits (veru). To Sir Nicholas chaplain there a gown which is 
there. To John Walsch my servant my bed as it hangs there, 
two sheets, two coverlets, 2 oxen with a yoke and iron chain and 
waggon si invenerit cum Nicho Stour fidelem post mortem meant. 

1 Instituted rector of West Camel, Feb. 7, 1401. Somerset Incumbents, 43. 

2 S 



314 donurtfet WiilU. 



To William my servant a bed with the tester, two sheets and 
2 blankets. To Thomas son of Walter Barbor my second best 
girdle. To Richard Badcook an ox. To William Dunhede an 
ox. To John Trente my servant my entire bed as it hangs at 
Wells with two sheets, two blankets, two pillows (pulvinariis) 
a " materas," two of the better oxen, an iron chain, and my horse 
called u Cutt" with saddle and bridle. To John Horn all my 
sawn timber {meremium quadratuvi), at my gate, and in my 
house and all that is in the Dean's barn. I forgive him all that 
he owes me. To John Smyth my breviary. To William Hope 
my best gown, and my lined cloak (armulausam dupplicatant). 
To Sir John Uxebrugh a second best gown. To the church of 
Sparkford a surplice. To Sir Nicholas Steur my best silver piece 
and my best girdle with a purse (marsupio). The residue to 
my executors to dispose for my soul and the souls of those for 
whom I am bound as they shall be inspired by God. I make 
my executors Master Nicholas Steur and Sir William Hope. To 
the community of the vicars of Wells my hanging painted 
with a figure, my gown and a pipe of iron. 
Proved June 22nd, 141 3. 



1413. WILLIAM EKERDON. 

[175 Arundell II.] 
November 8th, 141 3. William Ekerdon canon of the 
church of S. Peter [Exeter] and rector of Langbride [Longbredy 
Dorset] in the diocese of Sarum. My body to holy burial next to 
Dodyngton 1 within the south tower {campanile) of the church of 
S. Peter. To the church of Sarum 6s. $d. To the church of S. 
Peter of Exeter 40s. To the nave of the church of Maidenn 
Ncton [Maiden Newton] 6s. 8d. To the [light] standing there 
before the image of S. John the Baptist 20s. To the Friars of 
Dorchester 13^.4*/. To the Friars of Yvelchester 10s. To the 
Friars Preachers and Friars Minors of Exeter 10s. each. To 
find four chaplains to celebrate the year after my death, two in the 
church of Langebride and two in the cathedral church of Exeter, 
£22 for their stipends and for wine, wax and other necessaries. 

1 John de Dodyngton, Rector of Crewkerne and Canon of Exeter. His will, 
dated March 26th, 1400, is given in Bshop Stafford's Register (Exeter) 379. 



OTUTItam lEfurton. 315 



To Edmund Elyot clerk 40s. To William Whyting hermit at 
Sherborne 6s. 8d. To John Prauncard 6s. 8d. To William 
Dyber 40s. To be distributed among the Abbot and monks of 
Abbotsbury 20s., among the Abbot and monks of Cerne 20s. I 
will my executors distribute money among the poor on the day 
of my burial. I bequeath £4 3s. 4d. to celebrate 1,000 masses 
with haste after my death. To John Brode ioar. of money owed 
to me. To Walter Hanekoc my page 5 marks. To William 
Flay 5 marks. To John Ekerdon ioar. To William Felde 100s. 
To John Horsman 13*. 4*/. To William Holme 6s. 8d. To 
Reginald my chorister 6s. 8d. To Thomas Belworth my late 
chorister 13s. \d. To John Trunket \os. To hold my obit in the 
choir of the church of Exeter for a month from the time of my 
death £4 12s. 2d. I bequeath my best gown of the corrody of 
the Bishop of Exeter, furred, to Hugh my vicar. To Matilda 
the mother of my page 6s. 8d., and a single gown. To Edmund 
Jamys 6s. 8d. To Robert Veel a silver cup " flat " with the cover. 
To Robert Grey a silver cup " pounset " with the cover marked 
with Andrew's cross. To the church of Langbride a book called 
" Wftfm de montibus," 1 a gradual, an antiphonal, an ordinal, a 
missal, a chalice of gold, one apparel of silk for the altar, a set of 
vestments to hold my obit every year and to pray for my soul in 
the pulpit every Sunday in the year. I will the red breviary be 
given to a poor priest and so from priest to priest as long as it 
endure, and the breviary covered with silk in the same way. To 
John Hull a breviary which he has. To John Byncombe 13s. 4d. 
To find four poor clerks to school at Oxford for two years, fifty 
marks, to be equally divided. I bequeath £20 to be placed in 
a certain chest in the treasury for the holding of my obit for 
twenty years after my death, that is 20s. each year. To John 
Hull my executor for his labour 5 marks. To John Brode, 
Robert Dunnyng and Gilbert Spenser 5 marks each. To John 
Gilbert to celebrate a trental of S. Gregory for my soul in the 
next month 10 marks. To Henry Keyche chaplain 40s. To 
Edwolde Packe 2Ctf., to Joan his wife a gown furred. The residue 
to my executors to distribute for my soul. I make my executors 
John Hull vicar of Colyton, Robert Dunnyng of Exeter, Gilbert 

1 Gulielmus Leycestrius (Lelando c. 255, Gulielmus Montanus seu de Montibus) 
Anglus, Canon, August Lincolniensis circa 12 17. {Fabricius.) 



316 £onur*et Will*. 



Spenser chaplain and John Brode my valet. In witness whereof 
I have set my seal. 

Proved January 19th, 141 3. 

1414. ROBERT PASSEWATER. 

[203 Arundell II.] 

March 30th, 14 14. Robert Passewater rector of the 
church of Sampford [Orcas] diocese of Wells. My body to 
be buried within the chancel of the said church before the image 
of the Blessed Mary in the north part. To the church of Wells 
40^/. To the fabric of the said church of Stampford 100s. To 
Emmota my sister an ox, one stone of wool or a noble, 
one brass pot, the third best tablecloth with one tuell and 
that which she owes me. To Alice my sister, an ox, a stone of 
wool or a noble, a brass pot, the fourth best tablecloth with a 
towell and that which she owes me. To John and Robert her 
sons all my books not bequeathed that they may pray for me 
and my master of Marnhull and may leave them to others after 
their death, and to each of them a bed. To Alice the daughter 
of the said Alice a stone of wool or a noble, a brass pot and a 
pan. To Sir John my chaplain a great book of sermons, the 
best maser and 20s. To each of my scholars a bushel of wheat, 
and a bushel of beans. To every tenant in Sampford and 
Wedegrove the same. I make my executors Adam Langthorne 
and Master John Langthorne his son and Master Robert 
Holbrowke supervisor that the said Adam and John with the 
residue of my goods, may pay, my debts and funeral expenses and 
distribute for my soul as they think best. Given at Sampford 
the day, month, and year abovewritten. 

Proved May 6th, 14 14. 

1415. WILLIAM LORTNG, CANON OP SARUM. 

[290 Chichele I.] 
December 14th, 141 5. William Loryng. 1 My body to be 
buried in the churchyard of the Blessed Virgin Mary of New 
Sarum on the west side of the same church before the image of 

1 William Loring held ihc prebend of Biggleswade, diocese of Lincoln, in 1383 
and 1388. {LeNe£.) ** 



tKHtlItam lorpng, Carum of $arum. 317 



the Blessed Virgin Mary at the west door next John Paynre my 
kinsman. I will that all goods illegally exacted or retained by 
me be restored and paid out of my goods to the entire satisfac- 
tion of those from whom it shall be shown that I have bad them. 
I bequeath all my silver vessels to the monastery of Eleynestow 1 
in the diocese of Lincoln towards the reparation of the same, 
and that they may keep my obit, that of Nigel my brother and 
of my parents for 20 years next ensuing upon my death, taking 
from the sale of the said vessels each year on the day of my 
obit 20s, To the same monastery one blue bed with coverlet, 
tester (testorio) and half the " celur, enbrouded " with gold and 
my arms (scutis). To Mag. Mordaunt 40s. I bequeath ioar. to 
be distributed among the nuns of the said monastery and 20s. 
to the Abbess there in my first exequies in the said monastery 
after my death that they may specially pray for my soul, the 
souls of N igel my brother, and of my parents and benefactors. 
I bequeath my missal of which the second folio after the 
kalender begins " ad gradum chori," and my great gilt chalice to 
the high altar of the church of Bangor and one ordinal written 
by the hand of Walter Bernard that the souls abovesaid may be 
specially and publicly commended on Sundays in their prayers. 
I bequeath my small missal to my prebendal chapel of 
Thorleton.* To the parish church of Honyspull one missal of 
which the second folio begins " ne sacerdos " one whole vestment 
with copes and tunicles of cloth of gold, my ordinal written " litera 
textuali" all of which are at the said church. To William 
Spyne during his life my great breviary the second folio of 
which begins, " expavescit," and after his decease I will it 
remain to the church of Honysspull for ever for the use of poor 
priests serving there. To the collegiate church of Wynborn 
Mynstre one large missal of which the second folio after the 
kalendar begins, " mana et pro papa " and one vestment with 
three copes of white silk and cloth of gold which is 
there. I bequeath my three books, one " de meditacionibus 
Anselmi," another "de meditacionibus Passionis Christi," and 

1 Elstow, Benedictine Nunnery in Bedfordshire. 

2 Torleton in the parish of Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, is a prebend in the church 
of Sarum : testator's successor was collated January 15th, 14 16 (Jones's Fasti 
eccl. Sarum). 



318 $omer*et UKtUs. 



the other " de meditacionibus beati Bernardi " to the monks of 
the monastery of the Carthusian order in Selewode [Witham] to 
whose prayers 1 commend myself. To master Thomas Duffeld 
one of my small breviaries which he shall choose. To John 
Pycot another breviary which he has. To the college of the 
hall of Merton, Oxford, all my books mentioned in certain 
indentures made between myself and the said college. A 
" magistrum sentenciarum " and all other books of theology not 
bequeathed I bequeath to my executors to distribute or sell as 
shall seem best to them for my soul for the exhibition of my 
scholars at Oxford so that if such distribution to any of my 
scholars be made as abovesaid, then they shall possess the books 
for their lifetime by praying specially for my soul, so that before 
their decease they deliver the said books to other scholars of my 
exhibition, and thus continuing from scholar to scholar, the said 
exhibition shall be maintained with my money. And when 
it shall cease the books shall remain to the college of the hall of 
Merton for ever that they may pray for my soul and the souls 
for whom I am bound to pray. I will that all my books of civil 
law shall remain in the common library of the scholars of 
Cambridge university for ever. I will all my books of Canon 
Law be sold by my executors and the money disposed for my 
soul. I bequeath £100 for the exhibition of my scholars at 
Oxford for five years after my death. To Sir John Franks my 
bible in two volumes provided he stand by and assist my 
executors as far as he can in all that is done for me. To Sir 
Geoffrey 20s. 

The residue to my executors named below, namely, master 
Thomas Duffield, master Simon Sydenham, Sir Richard 
Holhurst and William Spyne. I make master John Chaundeler 
Dean 1 of the cathedral church of Sarum supervisor. I will that 
none of my executors dispose any of my goods without the 
unanimous consent of the others, but I will each of them be 
rewarded out of my goods according to his labour on my 
behalf. 

Proved March 20th, 1415. 



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1415. JOHN JEWE. 

[294 Chichele.] 
1415. I, John Jewe make my testament as follows: — My 
body to holy burial, viz., in the churchyard of the church of 
Wyflescombe. To the cathedral church of Sarum $s. ^d. To 
the vicar of Whytchurche for tithes forgotten 6s &d. To the 
vicar of Wyflescombe 6s. Sd. To the rector of Pullesden 20s. 
for tithes forgotten. To the Abbot of Ford and to his monks 
20s. To the Abbey of Canelile [Canonlegh] 20s. To the 
church of Borstok [Burstock, Dorset] an ox and a cow. To the 
Friars of Dorchestre 5-r. To the Friars of Bristol of the 
Augustinian order $s. To the hospital of the Blessed Trinity 
and the glorious martyr S. Thomas at London 3^. ^d. I 
bequeath one trental (each) to the Rector of Hywhysse Chanflor 
[Hui-h Champflower], the Rector of Cloteworthi [Clatworthy], 
the Vicar of Borstoke, the Rector of Bedescombe and Sir 
William Stefyn. To William Jewe my brother one gown furred 
with bever. To every poor person on the day of my burial id. 
To John my son one cup called "grete maser" which once was 
my father's cup, and after his death it shall remain from heir to 
heir for ever. To the said John my son one silver piece with the 
cover. To William my son and to Thomas my son, one silver 
piece with the cover. To Joan and Elisabeth my daughters a 
silver piece (each). To William Jewe all my lands and 
tenements in "Greylyshey " for the term of his life and after his 
decease they shall remain to my feoffees for the marriage 
of my daughters and after their marriage to my wife for 
the term of her life. To my said brother a cup with the 
cover. To the Rector of Pullesden a cloak (pallium) and a 
gown, furred. To Robert Blaneford all my timber in a certain 
place under an ash tree opposite my gate on the south side of 
the three best, and one " baslarde." To Alice Panter for the term 
of her life the rent of 20s. to be taken from my feoffees. To my 
wife two gowns furred, one with " calabyr " and the other with 
" g re y/' an d all m y rents from now until the feast of the Nativity 
of Our Lord, that is to say de terminis Nativitatis Dfii, Pasche, 
Nativitatis St. Johannis Baptiste, Michis, et Nat Dfii. To John 
Lokezerd my two burgages in Dorchester for the term of his 



320 $omer*et SMII*. 



life and one blue gown furred. To Robert Lokyas half a 
quarter of corn, half a quarter of barley, and one gown furred. 
To Thomisia Cole two bushels of corn and two bushels of barley. 
To Joseph Wattecombe half a quarter of corn and two bushels 
of barley. To Margaret Tristram a bushel of corn and a bushel 
barley. To John Grynehelle a three year old steer. To Matilda 
Berdys a three year old heifer. To Idonea my servant 13^. ^d. 
two blankets (banketas), and 2 sheets. To Margery my servant 
4.od. To Alice Tristram a four-year old cow. To John at 
Horsemelle two ewes with their lambs. To the daughter of 
John Lukezerde four ewes with their lambs. To the daughter 
of Henry Horshey four ewes with their lambs. 

The residue to Margery my wife and I make her, my brother 
William Jewe and William Thomas, rector of Pullesden, my 
executors. 

Proved. No date. 



1421. WALTER MEDEFORD. 

[359 Chichele I.] 
December 15th, 1421. I, Walter Medeford, Dean of the 
church of Wells, in my house {hospicid) in the parish of S. John 
Zakary in London make my will as follows : — My body to be 
buried, if I die in England, in the cathedral church of S. Andrew 
of Wells near the tomb of lord John Harewell 1 of good memory 
formerly Bishop of Wells. To the said church £ 10. I will my 
obsequies and ma^s on the morrow be solemnly said for my 
soul in the aforesaid church. I bequeath ioar. to be distributed 
by my executors to poor and needy persons coming of their 
devotion to the said church on the said day so that each may 
have id. as long as the said sum shall last. To every canon of 
the said church present at my obsequies and mass on the 
morrow, Sd. Similarly to every vicar of the said church, to the 
Master of the Scholars and to every chantry priest present, $d. 
To the Vicar of S. Cuthbert of Wells Sd. and to every priest in 
the church of S. Cuthbert or elsewhere in the city of Wells, the 
vicars and others of the church of S. Andrew excluded, 4//., 
provided they celebrate my obsequies with mass on the morrow 

1 Bishop, 1 369- 1 386. 



UWaltrr JHettef ortl. 321 



solemnly by note. To every chorister and sacrist of the said 
church of S. Andrew of Wells present at my obsequies and mass 
on the morrow provided that the sacrists ring the bells at my 
anniversary id. To an honest priest to be nominated by my 
executors £46 13J. 4d. to celebrate for 7 years in the parish 
church of Hakebourne [East Hagbourne] in the archdeaconry 
of Berks for my soul and the souls of Edward and Richaid 
lately Kings of England, of Sir Edmund de Bury, of Geoffrey 
and Constance my parents, of lord Richard Medeford lately 
bishop of Sarum, 1 of Elias and John my brothers, of Elizabeth 
Aston and Julian Walden my relatives and all the faithful dead, 
and to say every day placebo and dirige with mass on the 
morrow and commendations or at the very least to say mass 
every sixth day for the said souls throughout the term named. 
And I will that the said priest receive from my executors each 
year of those seven years for his stipend 10 marks to be paid of 
the said £46 1 3s. ^d. The said priest shall obey and serve the 
vicar of the church of Hakebourne for the time being and shall 
be present on festivals, at canonical hours, and other divine 
offices, unless he is reasonably hindered. To the vicar of the 
church of Hakebourne 20j. To the fabric of the same church 
40^. Under this condition that the vicar for the time being and 
the parishioners there permit the said priest for the said 
7 years freely to minister in the said church of Hakebourne, but 
if they are unwilling then all the premisses shall be given to the 
church of Bebury [Bibury co. Gloster] together with the legacies 
to the said priest and church of Hakebourne. I bequeath to 
the church of Hakebourne and to the said priest during his term 
of seven years one vestment of Baudekyn of diverse colours 
worked with diverse leaves with a frontel and counterfrontel of 
the same suit and half a frontel with one chasuble, one alb, one 
amice, one stole, one maniple of the same sort, and one corporas 
of tartaryn ray with my small missal, two small "fiolas " 
otherwise crewetes of silver, one chalice price 30^. to be bought 
by my executors and all these things are to remain to the church 
of Hakebourne after the seven years are past. I bequeath to 
seven innocent women 46s. $d. that each of them may say for 
my soul immediately they hear of my death one "plenum 

1 Bishop of Sarum 1 396- 1407. 

2 T 



322 ' t £omer*et WHAT*. 



psalterium " in remission of the seven deadly sins by which I 
have often offended Almighty God. To ten virgins 33^. ^d. 
that each may say for the health of my soul and for the 
n?rnission of my sins by which I have otherwise offended God 
and the glorious Virgin Mary in the ten commandments one 
"plenum psalterium cum bona devocione de B.M" I bequeath 
to five chaplains that each of them may say for my soul and 
the souls abovenamed a trental of St. Gregory and for the 
remission of all my sins by which I have offended God in 
the five senses, viz., to each of them 30^. I will that my 
executors immediately they hear of my death cause 1,000 
masses to be celebrated within a month for my soul and the 
souls abovenamed. To the Master of the scholars at Wells 
6s. Sd. and to his scholars 13s. 4*/. with this condition, that on 
every day for one month they shall devoutly stand and say 
publicly in the school before they go from school to supper 
(certain) for my soul and the souls of the faithful dead the 
psalm De Profundis with the customary prayers and oracion 
of the faithful dead. To my poor parishioners in my parish 
of Bedewynd [Bedwin, Wilts.] $os. To my poor parishioners 
in my parish of Byslegh [Bisley, Glos.J 40.?., to the poor 
parishioners in my parish of Bishopston 40J. To my prebendal 
church of Bedewynde my vestment of red Baudekyn with all 
the apparel for priest, deacon and subdeacon, and with the 
frontell, counterfrontel and half frontell of the same suit with 
two curteynes of white tarteryne. To Elizabeth Talbot my 
relative one small bed containing one coverlet, one testor, one 
celor, and three curteynes, coster and two bankers, " palet de 
viridi blodio levi et rubio worsted" To the same Elizabeth one 
new pair of blankets, one new pair of sheets, one matras, one 
canvasse and one plane piece with a cover of silver price 40J. 
two brass pots, two brass pans, one posnet of bras, two dozen 
of pewter vessells, one tablecloth for the high table after the 
third best and a washing towell of Paryswerke the third best, 
my best tablecloth of plane linen cloth for the second table, 
two basyns with two ewers of la ton which are at Bedewynd, my 
book of prayers which I gave to her before my departure from 
England, having clasps of silver and gilt, one being an angel, 
and £20. I bequeath to Alice Hunt my sister £10 under this 



WHalter fltettefartt. 323 



condition that she demand nothing from the legacies left to her 
in the will of Richard Medford, lately Bishop of Sarum, because 
as God is my witness the whole has been paid to her or to 
Robert Hunt my nephew, her son and her daughters. To 
William Walden my kinsman £20, and I will that John Godyn 
my executor have the keeping of the said William and the 
said £20, whilst he is still a youth. To Eleanor, my sister, 
one red bed of large size with testor and celor embroidered with 
white stags and hares with three costers of pleyn worsted and 
three cusshyns of the same kind, 2 brass pots, 2 pans, 2 dozen of 
pewter vessells, 100 sheep being at Bedewynd, 2 cows, 2 oxen, 
one waggon bound with iron with three horses and 100s. To 
John Medeford husband of the said Elienor 40s. and all my 
armour. Alice Shotelsbroke my niece ioar. Elienor Fichnycoll 
my niece 100s. Margaret Holeot my niece ioar., so that they 
demand nothing of the legacies left to them in the will of 
Richard Medeford lately bishop of Sarum because they have 
been satisfied of those same legacies. To each of the daughters 
of Elienor Medeford my sister ioar. that they may be married 
to good and honest persons according to the discretion of my 
executors. To each of the daughters of Agnes Daundesey my 
sister whilst she lived to their marriage ioar. To Agnes my 
niece wife of John Shawe of Oxon ioar. To Elizabeth 
Spremoce my relative £20. To Joan Colyngbourne mother of 
Robert Colyngbourne one great standing piece with a cover 
with an eagle on the handle of silver and 12 silver spoons. 
To Alice Parshut my relative a standing piece with a cover and 
over the handle of the cover an eagle of silver. To William 
Parshut her husband my white palfrey and my chariot at 
Bedewynd and one vestment for a priest, viz., a chasuble, an 
amice, an alb, a maniple, and a reversible stole of Russet 
Baudekyn on one side and black velvet on the other. 
To Robert Hunt my nephew 10 marks, so that he demands 
nothing from the will of Richard Medford, to his wife 40s. 
To William Pyry my clerk " totum corpus juris civilis " and 
I will that he choose the best of my civil books, also one 
standing piece of silver with three bears on the cover and 
my small gipser 1 with rynges and knoppes of silver and gilt and 
1 A purse, pouch or wallet suspended from a girdle (N.E.D.) 



324 $omer*et Will*. 



covered with black baudekyn, one girdle of black silk with 
bokell, pendant, and eight barrys of silver and gilt, one 
tablecloth of Parys work, the fourth best, one towell of the 
same work, the fourth best, 2 brass pots, 2 brass pans, one pair 
of rakkes of iron, one dozen pewter vessell, 6 silver spoons and 
1 oar. To John Walyngford my receiver {receptori) £>\0> one 
young horse trotter which John Salisbury vicar of Bysshopston 
gave me. To Master Roger Harewell, archdeacon of Bath, my 
book of decrees {decretorum), my great Bible and my book of 
decretals {decretaliuni). To Master Reginald Kentwode, 
archdeacon of London, my book " Januensem in suo 
cathalicon" My sconse (sconsam) of silver of good weight and 
gilt in the rim. To Matilda Hales my sister in London my bed 
of Baudekyn of diverse colours with testour and celour of great 
size and 6 cusshyns of blue silk cloth with three curtyns of blew 
tartaryn. To John Weston vintner of London one piece of silver 
with a cover well gilt and worked with vines round the piece 
and the cover. To Alice his wife my small spiceplate of silver 
which William Piry my clerk gave me. To John Godyn grocer 
of London one great silver piece chaset with a cover which the 
prior of Bartelmew gave me of good weight {bene ponderantetri), 
and my small Bible which is at Bedewynd. To Walter Grene of 
Popeler my best cuirass [loricd), and one small superaltar for 
his altar which Thomas Blount gave me. To Alice his wife £\o 
to specially pray for my soul. To Alice Spenser of Popeler 20.y. 
To each godchild 6s. Sd. To Sir William Strecle vicar of 
Bedewynd 20s. To Sir John Parker rector of Larkefeld 1 13s. 4*/. 
To Robert Shaket and Thomas Sylpryn clerks of the church of 
Bedewynd 20s. equally between them. To Thomas Stokke and 
his wife 40s. To Sir William, the chaplain celebrating in the 
church of Bedewynd, and Sir Richard, chaplain of Shisbury, 
each, $s. 4*/., to pray for my soul, as long as it pleases them. 
Walter Warde my godson 100s. To John Holmege my 
chaplain ioor. Richard Colyngbourne my servant £10. John 
Holeot my servant 20s. Robert Paynet my servant 30*. 
Thomas Touker my servant and clerk 40s. John Colyn my 
servant and principal catour {catori) 5 marks. To Ralph Lawe 

1 This old parish has disappeared ; it was near East Mailing in Kent 



UWalter 0ittitlotts. 325 



of my pantry 5 marks. To William Wedmore of the kitchen 
20s. To my church of Bisshopeston one vestment for a priest 
price 5 marks. I leave iocxy. to be distributed among my poor 
tenants within my deanery of Wells. To the vicar of Wedmore 
6s. Sd. To each convent of friars in Bristoll and Oxon 20s. 
To the altar of the chantry of lord Richard Medeford lately 
bishop of Sarum founded in the church of Sarum my great 
missal which John Shotesbroke has and which the same 
bishop gave me in his will. To the vicar of my church of 
Bisshopeston 6s. 8d. To the liberation of poor prisoners in 
Ludgate, London, ioos., and in Newgate, London, 100s. To 
Walter of the stable 30^. To the Reverend Father in Christ 
Lord Henry, Bishop of Winton, my book 4< de Lyra " humbly 
asking him to be overseer of this my will. 

Executors : Master Reginald Kentwode, Archdeacon of 
London, Master Roger Harewell, Archdeacon of Bath, Sir John 
Dawerd, warden of Tormeton, Matilda Hales, my sister, John 
Weston, vintner, John Godyn, grocer of London, John 
Walyngford •' domicellus," and William Pyry, my clerk. 

Residue : My goods to be divided into three parts. The 
first part to Elizabeth Talbot, Alice Hunte and Elienor Medeford 
my sisters, and my other relatives mentioned above. The 
second part : — To be converted by my executors to pious uses 
and to pay my debts. The third part:— I leave to John Godyn 
and William Pyry my executors to dispose for the welfare of 
my soul. 

In witness whereof I have placed my seal, dated at London. 

Proved July 14th, 1423, by William Piry. 

[Walter Medford, Dean of Wells, 1413-23. 

1409 — January 21st. Treas. London, 354. 

1402— September 26th. Chan. Sarum, 650. 

1404— December 26th. Arch. Berks 634. 

1397 — August 20th. Arch. Dorset, 639. 

1404 — December 14th. Arch. Sarum, 624. 

14 1 7 — December 9th. Preb. Portpoole. London, 427. 

14 18 — February 19th. Cadington Minor. London, 372.] 

Le Neve, 



326 &omerstt WlilU. 



1423. RICHARD FORSTER. 

[365 Chichele.] 

September 10th, 1423. Richard Forster. My body to 
be buried in the churchyard of the Blessed Mary of Stall in 
Bath. To the fabric of the church of Wells \2d. To my four 
boys £80, and if any die his part shall remain to the 
survivors, and if all die then the said sum shall be disposed for 
an anniversary to be celebrated yerely for my soul, for the souls 
of my parents, friends and benefactors and of all the faithful 
dead. To a chaplain to celebrate for my soul for two whole 
years at the altar of S. Katherine in the church of S. Michael 
without the North gate of Bath 16 marks. To the making of 
the King's way towards Twerton ;£io. For distribution 
to the poor on the day of my burial ioor. To summon 
{pro convocatione) rr.y friends on the day of my burial, for 
wax, for gowns for thirteen poor men and for all other 
necessaries 20 marks, and after my burial, there shall remain 
in my parish church two wax tapers for the sacrament, and in 
the other parish churches one wax taper for the sacrament, and in 
the chapel of S. Katherine one wax taper for the sacrament. To 
the vicar of Stall 6s. %d. To my two apprentices, Thomas and 
John, £3 each. To Matilda my apprentice 40s. if she fulfil her 
engagement until her marriage. To the bells of my parish 
church 6s. 8d. To my tv\o executors for their labours and 
trouble £6 each. The residue to Edith my wife. I make my 
executors Ralph Hunt and Robert Walleys. These being 
witnesses, Sir John Barent clerk, Sir John Churcheward clerk, 
and John Zewe. 

Proved September 16th, 1423. 



1424. NICHOLAS BUBWITH, BISHOP. 

[378 Chichele.] 
October 5th, 1424. And in the seventeenth year of my 
translation to the church of Bath and Wells. Nicholas 
Bubwith by Divine permission Bishop of Bath and Wells. 
My body to be buried in the church of S. Andrew of Wells in 
the tomb under the chapel which I caused to be made there for 



fHcfyolM Subtm'tf), Sutyop. 327 

the chantries of certain chaplains to celebrate divine offices therein 
for my soul and the souls of my parents and benefactors by 
the grace of God for ever, according to the ordinance of me or 
my executors. To the high altar of the same church the best 
set of ecclesiastical vestments that I have, to wit one chasuble, two 
tunicles, three copes with albs, amices, stoles, maniples and 
other things belonging thereto, a frontal and superfrontal well 
and finely worked with pearls or marguerites, my best cross 
and my best tabernacle to receive the Lord's Body. 1 bequeath 
1,000 marks to be distributed and paid by my executors for the 
benefit of the souls of all for whom I am bound to pray or from 
whom I have received any goods, that is, 250 marks for the 
celebration of masses in the University of Oxford by priests 
unbeneficed or poorly beneficed who are studying there, at the 
discretion of my executors, 250 marks among the bretheren of 
the four orders, to wit Preachers, Minors, Augustinians and 
Carmelites at London, Ivelcestre, Briggewater, Bristoll, beginning 
at London and so continuing to each order abovenamed, and 
then elsewhere according to the number of those who are priests 
in the said places at the discretion of my executors. Also for 
the purchase of vestments and other ornaments for the church 
of Olney in the county of Bucks according to the ordinance of 
the Rector there and the executors of Sir John Graunt sometime 
Rector there ;£ioo. The rest to wit 350 marks, I will be 
disposed in works of charity. I bequeath 1,000 marks to be 
expended upon the mending and repair of bad and deep ways 
within the county of Somerset. I will that 1,000 marks be 
diligently expended for the construction and building of a new 
library over the pagina or Eastern side of the cloister of the said 
church of Wells between the South door of"the said church next 
the escheator's chamber and the door which leads from the 
church through the said cloister unto the Bishop's palace and 
for the construction and completion of the campanile or North 
tower at the West end of the said church to be there completed 
by God's will in all respects similar to the Southern tower there 
called " Harewelstoure," on this condition that the chapter 
of the said church duly pay toward the said work, so to be 
built, the 300 marks which it granted to me for the said work 
to be paid out of the fines of the three first and the next 



328 $omer*et TO til 4. 



following residenciaries of the said church for their residence to 
be made there, so that the said library may be perfected and 
completed and the said North tower forthwith be begun and on 
its completion be called and designated " Bubbewithstoure." I 
bequeath for the finishing and perfecting of a certain tower 
already begun by me at the West end of the parish church of 
Bubbewith in the county of York and for the repair of the bells 
there and for the heightening of the walls of the church on each 
side above the pillars also for the making of three or four 
windows on each side together with a tabernacle of stone of 
suitable height over the said walls, in addition to the £100 I 
have already expended for the building of the said tower, 250 
mark*?. I bequeath ^"40 for the purchase and gift of vestments 
and ecclesiastical ornaments to the church of the Priory oi 
Lodres in the county of Dorset for the benefit of my soul. For 
distribution at the discretion of my executors among the poor 
parishioners of Mencthorp and Hemyngburgh, and especially 
at Menethorp where I was born, 20 marks. For like distribution 
at Bubbewith where I was brought up, 20 marks. I will that 
none of my executors acquire or appropriate any goods or debt 
of mine without the consent of Sir Thomas Shelford, Sir John 
Reynold, Sir John Knyzt and Sir John Storthwait or of two 
at least of them, and if anything is done to the contrary it shall 
be of none effect. To each of my executors undertaking in legal 
form the burden of administration of my will, £20 and a silver 
cup. The residue after the payment of my debts I bequeath 
to my executors to dispose according to my wishes which I have 
already expressed by word of mouth to the said Thomas Shelford 
and hereafter shall express and as they, having touched the holy 
gospels, have personally promised to do. I make my executors 
the said Thomas Shelford, John Inyn, John Storton senior, Sir 
John Roland, Sir John Knyght, Sir John Storthwayte, Sir John 
Codeford and Sir John Reynold canons of the said church of 
Wells, and their supervisors, the Reverend Father in Christ, and 
my most renowned Lord Henry by the grace of God Bishop of 
Winchester, Chancellor of England and Sir Walter Hungerford 
knight, and for their labour I bequeath to the said Reverend 
Father my best Breviary and my Pontifical and to the said 
Sir Walter my best horse at his own choice and £20, that they 



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may faithfully supervise the execution of my will and defend 
my executors against all unjustly opposing them therein, if any 
there be. In witness whereof I have set my seal. These being 
witnesses, Master .William Skelton Provost and John Stone 
canons of Wells, Sir Richard Mason rector of Loxton, Sir John 
Dralans rector of Kynewardeston, John Austell and Thomas 
Greneham Esquires, Thomas Fermor John Whitle, Robert 
Emmory and Roger Fold, valets. Given in my Manor of 
Woky October nth in the year abovesaid. 
Proved November 7th, 1424. 



1427. THOMAS BATH. 

[413 Chichele.] 

1427, Thomas Bath. My body to be buried in the church 
of S. Mary of Wandestre [Wanstrow] at the entrance to 
the chancel. To the church of Wells, \od. To the light of the 
chancel " super la heme" 1 2s. To the light of the High Cross in 
the church of Wanstrow 40^/. To the light of S. Nicholas 2J.. 
To the light of S. Katherine 2s. To Margaret, my wife, all 
those messuages and cottages within the borough of Sheston 
[Shaftesbury] in the parish of the Blessed Trinity to have and to 
hold to her heirs and assignees for ever of the chief lords of that 
fee for the service thence due and of right accustomed. To 
" Jerusalem is writte " 2 one cow. I will that all my pieces of linen 
and woollen cloth be distributed among my servants according 
to the disposition of Margaret, my wife. To Ralph Sterte clerk 
20s. And 1 make my executors John Franke clerk of the Rolls 
of Our Lord the King, and Margaret my wife. To John 
Sammell junior [blank]. To the church of Wanstrow 40^. and 
my great psalter with a surplice to serve in the same church. 
The residue to Margaret, my wife. I will my executors pay to 
the wardens of the church of Marunhull [Dorset] for the main- 
tenance and sustentation of S. Katherine of Marnhull where my 
mother lived (stetit) 20s. 

Proved April 20th, 1429. 

1 Beam-light, the light hanging from the rood-beam or from one of the chancel 
timbers, west of the high altar to indicate the Presence of our Blessed Lord, who is 
the Light of the World. (Lee's Glossary.) 

8 A brief on behalf of some pious purpose at Jerusalem. 

2 U 



330 £onui*et BHtlt*. 



1430. REGINALD BRITA. 

[444 Chichele.] 

October 3rd, 1430. Reginald Brita, canon of Wells, 
My body to holy burial. To the parish church of Stoke in 
Clymeslond [Cornwall] my chalice and one pair of vestments 
which are at Dedysham [Dittisham, Devon] to remain there for 
ever for the service of the Lord (ad usunt cultus Domini). To 
the parish church of S. George of Dedysham 20s. to buy 
ornaments for the same church. To Alice " recluse " at 
S. Leonard next the city of Exeter 26s, 8d. To the Prior of 
S. John of Exeter, viz., John Dowrysch 6s. 8d. To each other 
brother of the same house 20d. To each boy commoner of the 
same house 3d. To every poor person de firmaria 2d. To 
Matilda Talbot, Prioress of Palsclo, [Polslo, Devon] 3s. ^d. To 
Joan Durant 2od. To the convent of the same house 3s. 4*/. 
To Magote, my sister's daughter, 20s. To Master Helie Stoke, 
rector of the church of S. Mary de Stappe at Exeter 6s. 8d. 
To Sir William Hayford vicar of Aschpurton 6s. 8d. To 
Margaret Wort ham Prioress of Corne worthy 6s. 8d. To Alice 
Werthe 1 3s. 41/. To the convent of the same house 3s. 4*/., if 
they pay me my money. . To Sir William Cary who was my 
clerk 6s. 8d. I bequeath 20s. to be distributed in pious works 
immediately after my soul leaves my body. I will that none 
save my executors and those who labour about my burial be 
invited to dinner (ad prandium) on the day of my burial. 
To Master William Palmer 40J. and my silver piece with 
the image of the Holy Trinity in the bottom with a 
cover on which is inscribed " in caritate perfecta confirmet etc." 
To Matilda Palmer, sister at Bokelond 6s. 8d. To sister 
Clarice $s. ^d. To Margaret Hone is. 4*/. To Isabel there 
is. 4d. To the convent of the same house 3s. ^d. To John Person 
of Bratton 3s. ^d. To Alice his wife is. ^d. For distribution to 
the poor parishioners of Bratton, Brydestawe, and Dedysham, iqs. 
to each place. For distribution among poor parishioners of 
Northcory 20s. 9 and more if my goods suffice according to the 
disposition of my executors. 1 will there be expended on 
roads and bridges 100s. if my goods suffice. I will that 100 
masses be celebrated as quickly as possible after the parting of 



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my soul from my body. To Sir Thomas Exeter, of Witham, 
6s. $d. To the convent of the same house 6s. Sd. To Sir 
Thomas Bernard, Prior of Henton, 6s. &d. To the convent 
of the same house 10s. I will that no sumptuous lights be 
used round my body at my burial, but only reasonable 
ones so that after the day of my burial there shall be no 
lights round my grave until my trental day. I will 
that with the rest of my goods not specially mentioned 
in this will or in any other schedule, ornaments for churches 
be bought and also distributions be made to poor, infirm, 
paralised and other needy persons, if my goods suffice. 
I make my executors Master William Palmer and Sir Henry 
Martyn and others whom they wish to assist them. And if I 
die and am buried at Wells I will each canon and vicar specially 
present at my exequies and mass and by my grave at my burial 
receive i2d. y namely 6d. for the exequies, 4*/. for the mass, and 
2d. for their presence at my burial. To Master William Palmer 
20s. if he fulfil my will. I will that if my executors sell any of 
my goods, no surrender of any such goods to be sold shall be 
made, unless full payment for the same first be made. To 
Sir Mathew, annuelar, 6s. 8d. To each other annuelar present 
at my funeral 4*/. To Sir Henry Martyn 20s. if he execute my 
testament according to my will which I here declare. I will 
that the said Sir Henry Martyn shall in no wise appropriate any 
of my goods bequeathed or not bequeathed without the full 
assent of Master William Palmer. And if by word or deed he 
in any way contradict or contravene my will I revoke his 
executorship, cancel his bequest and remove him from all power 
of executing my will, in whole or in part, of seeking any legacy, 
of recovering any debts, or of receiving any payment from any 
of my debtors, now, or at any time. 

Given at the time and place above named. 

Witnesses ; Edmund Wexmaker, John Hille, Sir John Pelle, 
annuelar. 

Proved August 3rd, 1434. 

[Testator was collated to the Prebend of Combe I., September 23rd, 141 3. 
A list of his preferments is given in Stafford's Reg. (Exon.), pp. 41, 161.] 



33* SamttM WiilU. 



1432. RALPH HUNTE. 

[430 Chichele.] 
September 26th, 1432. Ralph Hunte, citizen of Bath. 
My body to be buried before the north door of the cathedral 
church of Bath in the churchyard of the Blessed Mary of Stall. 1 
To the cathedral church of Wells I2d. To Sir Robert Crokker, 
my curate, 2 s. 6d., to celebrate a trental for my soul. To the 
same Sir Robert 6s. $d. to celebrate for my soul. I bequeath 
£20 for the performance of the office of my burial. For the 
distribution of penny dole (denariatim) to the poor on the day 
of my burial and trental 100s. To Sir William Asshley, 
chaplain, to celebrate for my soul in the parish church within 
the north gate of Bath 16 marks, if he be not beneficed, and if 
he be, I will that the money be given to two other honest 
chaplains to perform the same office there. I bequeath 48 marks 
for the stipends of six chaplains to celebrate for my soul in the 
same church, so that each of them have 8 marks. To each 
parish church within the circuit of the Deanery of Bath (my 
aforesaid parish church alone excepted) is. ^d. To my parish 
church one brass pot holding 5 gallons. To the parish church 
of Welewe [Wellow] 6s. Sd. To the parish church of Corston 
3s. 4d. To the Prior and Carthusian convent of the House of 
God of Henton 2as\, so that 1 and Isabella, my wife, may be 
admitted as a brother and a sister there, and that they may say 
placebo and dirige on the days of my burial, and obit and mass 
on the morrow for my soul and for all the faithful deceased. 
To the same prior and convent 20s. for performing the office on 
the day of my anniversary as is above said. To each order of friars 
of London, Coventry (Conventri), Bristol, New Sarum, Brugge- 
water, and Evelchestre ioj., so that each priest have 2d. for the 
office of placebo and dirige to be solemnly celebrated on the day 
when my death shall be announced and for mass on the morrow. 
And each brother not a priest to have 2d. to say psalters, and 
the residue to be equally divided among the priests celebrating 
the said office on the morrow following, as is said. To the 
same orders for the said office on the day of my anniversary 

1 This will is interesting as giving the position of the church of St. Mary at Stall, 



Jftalpfc fcunte. 333 



next after my obit to be celebrated, to each order 10s. To 
Laurence Herdford, my servant, twenty dozen of undressed cloth 
(stricti crudi panni) and one bale de Mader 9 which stands near 
the door, and after my wife's decease one denfote and one fire- 
tongs (forpicem) belonging to the fuller's craft, and one second 
best gown and one silver girdle, harnessed. To Agnes 
Hawkyns, my maid, 40?. and six silver spoons if she live and 
remain with my wife until her marriage, but if not the said money 
shall be distributed among the poor, and the spoons shall be 
sold and likewise distributed. To Thomas Hunte, of Whyt- 
tocksmede one gown of black of Here, 1 and 20 sheep if he live. 
To Thomas Hunte, my brother, 20 sheep if he live. To Ralph 
Taylour, my godson, a doublet of blakworsted and 6s. 8d. To 
Agnes Lodere, my god-daughter, 6s. 8d. To Ralph Melkesham, 
my godson, 6s. 8d. To Robert Melkesham a gown of " kendale." 
To William Wytt a gown of scarlet furred. To Agnes, wife of 
Richard Barbor, of Bathe 6s. 8d. To John Gay, of Lincombe, a 
green gown of Here furred. To John Poorte, of New Sarum, 40J., 
to shew friendship to my wife and executors as I trust in you. 
To Richard Scharpe of Coventre 100s. to do likewise. To the 
repair of the middle arch of the bridge of Myddeford 100s. To 
the repair of " lez condiths " of Bath 10 marks. For penny dole 
among the poor in my parish church every Friday in Lent next 
after the day of my decease 20s. } and on Good Friday (/;/ die 
Parasseues) in the same Lent 40^. To each chaplain of the 
Hospital (spitalis) of Bath 2s. 6d. t to celebrate a trental for my 
soul. To each curate of Bath and to two chaplains of the 
commonalty coming every month for one year next after my 
decease to my exequies and mass of Requiem on the morrow 4^. 
and if they come not to the mass but only to the exequies, 2d. 
To the clerk of the Blessed Mary within the north gate of Bath, 
where the said office shall be performed, for the ringing of a 
peal with three bells, id. To the beadle (bedelld) to announce 
the exequies throughout the city \d. I bequeath my best 
furnace after the decease of Isabella my wife to my executors 
that they may sell it and distribute the money in penny dole 

1 Lierre, a town in the province of Anvers, Belgium, celebrated for its fabrics of 
silk, cotton, etc. {Nouveau Diciionnaire de Giographie univtrselle, par Viviem de St. 
Martin. ) 



334 Atmtttet mm*. 



every Friday among the poor while it lasts. To the prior and 
convent of Bath for my exequies on the day of my death and 
for mass of Requiem on the morrow 2ar., and to the same for 
the office to be likewise performed on the day of my trental, 20s. 
To the friars of Marlburgia 20s., that they may do likewise in 
everything as the other friars above named in my will. To the 
work and reparation of the cathedral church of Bath ;£io. 

I make my executors Sir William Asshley, chaplain, and 
John Westhop, councillor, citizens of Bath, and to each of them 
for their labour I bequeath 40s. To John Whyttokesmede, 
attorney of the King's court at Westminster and elsewhere, 40s., 
and I make him overseer, and if he labour faithfully with my 
executors for the recovery of my goods and debts I will he be 
reasonably rewarded. 

The residue to Isabella, my wife, Sir William Asshley and 
John Westhope, my executors, that they may provide for my 
wife during her life according as her estate shall require. 

Witnesses : Sir Robert Crokker, my curate, Roger Stanburgh, 
and William Wytte citizens of the city of Bath. 
[No probate clause.] 



1434. JOHN HILL. 

[449 Chichele.] 
October 21st, 1434. John Hille, of Spaxton, in the 
county of Somerset. My body to be buried in the chancel 
of the parish church of Spaxton. To the church of Wells 6s. id. 
To the parishioners and wardens of the goods of the said church 
of Spaxton to the aid or sustentation of the new building of the 
bell tower (campanilis) of Spaxton 10 marks. To the Friars 
Minors of Bruggewater to pray for my soul 20s. To the Friars 
of Langley 46s. $d. To the nuns of Soppewyll [Herts.] 10 marks. 
To John my son and heir a cup de uno ovo called "aGrypesey" 
with its cover bound with silver and gilt, also a gold ring with a 
stone in it called " a dyamount," that is, the second best of my 
rings with such stones, also a chalice, viz., the one of lesser value 
of my two chalices. To the same John half a dozen silver dishes 
of the least value of all my silver dishes, and three cups of silver 
with covers. To Thomas my son a ring of gold with a stone 



fcuflf) $erott. j$$ 



called " a diamount," viz., the one of the least value of my three 
rings with such stones, a silver cup with gilt cover, on which cup 
are engraven the names, "Jasper, Melchiser and Balteser." 1 To 
Roger my son a silver cup called "The Wassayle," the 
second best of my chalices. To Elisabeth my daughter two 
pair of beads (precum) of gold, viz., of the greatest and least 
value, and £20 to her marriage. I will that Cecily my wife 
have the custody of my bequests to my children until they come 
to a reasonably marriageable age. To Cecily my wife my best 
ring of gold with " a diamount," a small silver gilt cup and all 
my silver cups not bequethed, with a cup and ewer (lavacrd) of 
" Berell," a spiceplate silver and gilt, a silver chafer, two silver 
basins (pelves) and ewers, my best gilt chalice, three silver 
" crewettis," a paxbrede silver and gilt, two tall silver candle- 
sticks and three small silver candlesticks. To John Tyttesbury, 
John Cogan, and John Wolmar, four marks each. To John 
Pylton my gown of blue colour, furred, and a horse called " a 
Gyllyng." To John Mychell 13^.4^. To John Dey 13^.4^. 
To John Fyshede 20s. To Joan Dudesham \os. To John 
Elyot a gown of russet with a hood {capucio) of green colour, 
a " dowbelet defensable," and my small knife (cultelluiri) called 
" a wodeknyfe " with a bow, twenty-four arrows and 40^. To 
Geoffrey I wen one gown of green furred, one hood of russet, 
with a bow and 24 arrows. To Henry Caux a hood of scarlet. 

The residue to Cecily my wife therewith to pay my debts. 

I make executors the said Cecily my wife, John Stourton of 
Preston, Edward Cullyford and Walter Portman of Taunton. 

Proved January 24th, 1434. 



1441. HUGH PEROTT. 

[487 Chichele.] 

April 5th, 144 1. Hugh Perot. My body to be buried in 
the church of S. Mary of North Kery, diocese of Bath. To 
the cathedral church of Wells 3*. 4*/. To the church of Llandaff 
3s. 4d. To the parish church of [ ] 3^. 4*/. To the 

church of North Kery 3^. 4*/. 

I make my executors, Sir Lewis Moris, my nephew, and 

1 The three wise men from the East. 



33 6 &amttM HHfllrf. 



Geoffrey Graunt, with Lewis ap-Pem ap-David, and Robert 
Ragelan their supervisors. 

[Testator was instituted to North Curry on September 9th, 1441, his 
successor on June 28th, 1442. Somerset Incumbents, 351.] 



1441. JOHN HODYE, KNT. 

[481 Chichele.] 
December 17th, 1441. John Hody, knight, Lord Chief 
Justice of the Kings Bench. My body to be buried in the 
church of Wolavyngton in the new chapel there built in which 
the body of Master John Hody my uncle is buried. To the 
fabric of the cathedral church of Wells 20r. To the parish 
church of Stawell 6s. 8d. To the parish church of Pyllesdon 
6s. Sd. I will that my feoffees of and in all my lands and 
tenements in Shaftesbury and within the borough of the same 
town make sufficient and secure estate in law to Elisabeth my 
wife, of the same, to have and to hold during her life and after 
her death to remain to William, Thomas, and Alexander my 
sons and to the child in the womb of my said wife, if he be a 
male, but if not to the said William, Thomas and Alexander, 
and to their heirs and for lack thereof to the right heirs of me, 
for ever. And I will my feoffees of and in all other my lands 
and tenements, except those in Sytheway and elsewhere in the 
county of Devon, and in Fontell in the county of Wilts, which 
once belonged to Richard Diccombe, shall hand over the issues 
and profits thereof to my executors during the infancy of John 
my son and heir until he come to sixteen years of age, if he live 
so long, when my said feoffees shall make sufficient estate in law 
to him to hold to him and to his heirs for ever. And if he die 
without issue, before that age, my feoffees to make estate of the 
said lands, except before excepted, to my next eldest son, and if 
they die before that age and without issue, they shall make estate 
to my doughters to have and to hold to them and to their heirs for 
ever. And I will my feoffees of and in the said excepted lands 
shall make secure estate in law thereof to the said Elisabeth my 
wife and after her death they shall remain to John my son and to 
his heirs for ever, provided always that all my covenants made 
with John Latemer, esq., on behalf of Nicholas his son and Joan 



Cfcoma* dambroofee. 337 

my daughter his wife hold good and be fulfilled. To my wife 
^200 in gold and one dozen silver vessels called "a dozen 
garnisshed " half of which I lately bought at London and the 
other half of which (I had) of the legacy of my said uncle, 
and twelve other silver dishes with a " Charger " lately bought of 
the executors of Lady de Lovell and Ramsham. To my said 
wife two silver basins with ewers, in the centre of one is a rose 
and on the other is a shield of my arms. To Thomas Hody 
my uncle a cup of silver gilt which lately I had of Robert 
Coker. To Alexander my brother a cup of silver gilt called 
li a gobelett," covered, and to Margaret his wife a cup of silver 
gilt which lately I had of Richard Leyot, clerk. To William 
Carent a silver cup, partly gilt. To Nicholas Latemer and to 
Joan his wife a silver piece with the cover. To Richard Hygon 
and Elisabeth his wife the same. To John my son that other 
half dozen of silver vessels which I had of the bequest of my 
said uncle, and a basin of silver with the ewer engraven in the 
centre with my arms. And I will the said John be under the 
guardianship of my executors. To Richard Skey and Alice 
his sister my kinsmen 50 marks, that is twenty-five each. To 
John my chaplain 20s. To William Lovell 20s. To John 
Suddon, to Richard Noweris 1 3s. 4^/., and to Julian his wife 
20s. To John Grice 13^.4*/. To Agnes my wife's chamber- 
maid 6s. Sd. To William Hakelyn 6s. Sd. To William Rydon 
6s. Sd. To John Coke 10s. To Peter Panter 6s. Sd. To 
William Robynys 6s. Sd. To John Stone 6s. Sd. To Richard 
Robyns 3s. ^d. To Michael Mountagu 3s. \d. To Michael 
servant in the chamber 3s. ^d. To John servant in the chamber 
is. 4d. With the residue I will my sons and daughters, who 
are unmarried, be found, my said eldest son John excepted, at 
the disposition of my executors, and I make my executors the 
said Elisabeth, William Carent, Thomas Hody and Alexander 
Hody. 

[No probate clause.] 

1443. THOMAS SAMBROOKE. 

[123 Stafford.] 
The 4th day after the feast of the Purification of the 
B.M. 1443. Thomas Sambrooke of the parish of Compton. 

2 X 



338 domerrfet VUttltf. 



My body to be buried in the church of Compton Martyn 
before the high cross. To William Rowcetre rector of the 
same and my confessor for tithes forgotten and to pray for 
me 20s. To the fabric of the church of Compton to make the 
tower there 40^. To the making of two torches for the same 
church 13^. 4d. To the cathedral church of Wells 2s. To 
the church of Bath, \2ci. To the holy house of Bokeland 13^.4*/. 
To each of the four orders of Friars 2s. 6d. To the church of 
Hutton for one torch 6s. 8d. To the church of Egemunde 
[Edgmond co. Salop] for two torches 13^. 4*/. To the church of 
Cheswardyne 6s. 8d. To the church of Chetwyn 6s. 8d. To 
the Prior and Carthusian house of Henpton to pray for me 20s. 
To every priest celebrating in the church of Compton on the 
day of my burial 6d. I ordain 24 marks for three priests to 
celebrate for one year for my soul, the souls of my parents and 
of all the faithful deceased. To Thomas Sambroke, junior, a bed 
with curtains, blankets, sheets, and " matras," also a tablecloth 
with two towells, a basin and ewer. To Thomas Coke 20s. 
To Margery Coke a " chitell," a basin with ewer, a great pot, 
a cow and all my wooden vessels in the pantry. To William 
Coke a bed and a great pan. 

The residue to John Persons, my executor, to dispose 
according to the advice of John Roynon, supervisor. 

Proved September 10th, 1444. 



1443. WILLIAM PHILPYS. 

[122 Stafford.] 

March 3rd, 1443. William Philpys citizen and clothmaker of 
the city of Bath diocese of Bath and Wells. My body to be 
buried in the church of the house or monastery of the Apostles 
Peter and Paul of Bath, in the nave before the high cross. To the 
mother church of S. Andrew of Wells 3s. 4//. To the Rector of 
the parish church of S. Michael without the North Gate of Bath 
for my tithes and oblations forgotten 20s. To the same parish 
church a certain cross silver and gilt but on the condition that 
the Rector or the existing chaplain have me specially com- 
mended by name in the Roll among the other benefactors of 
the church, on Sundays and Festivals, as the custom is. I will 



VUflltam Itytlpp*. 339 



my executors find a suitable priest to celebrate divine offices in 
the said church for my soul and the souls of my parents and 
benefactors and all the faithful deceased for seven whole years 
after my death. And I will my executors distribute yd. weekly 
for the space of seven years among the most needy poor dwelling 
within or without the city of Bath, and I will that my executors 
complete and finish with all possible haste a certain chapel of St. 
Katerine at Bath lately begun anew by me according to my 
intention more fully expressed to them by word of mouth. To 
the parish clerk of the said church of S. Michael to ring the bells 
once every night during my month 3s. \d. To the Prior of the 
said house or Monastery to specially pray for me ioar. To 
Sir Richard Wolley monk there to specially have me in remem- 
brance in his prayers and intercessions 40J. To the same house 
a pair of vestments and a pair of altarcloths. To the use of the 
same house two silver pieces called " bollepecys." To the 
four orders of Friars mendicant of the town of Bristol to each 
order 20*. To every church in Bath 6s. Sd. To every curate of 
Bath and also to every curate of twenty parish churches 
around the said city, i2d. t to pray specially for my soul in 
the pulpit on Sundays for one year, as the custom is. To each 
of my godchildren $s. \d. To William Walley and Joan his wife 
my daughter twenty dozen of woollen cloth for the winter and 
a leaden furnace. To each of their sons and daughters 40J. To 
William Stan borough one whole cloth of red colour. The 
residue to be divided into three equal parts two of which shall 
remain to Agnes my wife as her share of my goods belonging to 
her. The third part to be divided in two equal parts one of 
which shall remain to Katherine my daughter the wife of John 
Shipward burgess of Bristol, the other remaining to my executors 
for distribution in pious and charitable works for my soul and 
the souls of my parents, benefactors and all the faithful deceased. 
I make my executors the abovesaid John Shipward and Roger 
Haynes of Bath to each of whom I bequeath a pipe of woad 
(gayde). 

Proved April 21st, 1444. 



34o domeraet WiilU. 



1444. GILES DAUBENEY, KNT. 

[134 Stafford.] 

March 3rd, 1444. Giles Daubeney, knight. My body to be 
buried in the church of S. Peter the Apostle at Southpeterton 
before the altar of St. Mary. Item, Y ordeyne a cope of blew 
fTelewet w l chesibell and ij Tyneclis w l the Aubes therto. Item, 
y wol ther be a blak sy wetc of vestcmentes yeffyn and all to serve 
at the auter of our lady. Item, my best massebooke w l a chalys 
a paxbred of silver and over gilt. Also ij cruwettes of sylver, a 
corperas. Item, to the said auter y wol geve my autercloth of 
Red tarteron w l the curteyns. Item, y ordeyne to y« church of 
Baryngton my vestementes of blak fTelewet w l an autercloth 
of blak and grene. Item, y wol yt in as short tyme as goodly 
may be do saide for my sowle a m masses. Item, y wol ther be 
delydde x mrcs at myn enterement among pore men. Item, vii 
gownes to vij pore men. Item, vij beds to vij bedred men, 
and every bed a materas, a payre of blankettes, a payre of shites, 
a coverlet. Item, y wol that the prisoners of yevelchestre have a 
noble to parte among hem. Item, y wol the freres of yevel- 
chestre have a quart whete, a quart malte. Item, the freres of 
briggewater j qrt whete, j qrt malte. Item, to the makyng of an 
hous for iiij pore men, y wol ther be sette x marcs. Item, I wol 
ther be departed to iiij pore clerkes viij marcs for to helpe them 
to scolay. Item, y geve to the Nunnes of Brodholme xxs. to 
the Nunnes of Shoppewell [Sopwell] vj.s\ viijd. Item, to the 
Charterhouse yn Selewodc wher ynne y am a brother y yeve xxs. 
Item, to the chanons of Stavcrdale in Selewode wher ynne y am 
a brother v]s. vujd. Item, to the vicary of pederton to pray for 
me xiijj. iiijrf. Item, to the parissh prest of Baryngton to pray 
for me y wol to have v]s. viij*/. Item, y wol ther be a prest 
s y n gyng n J y ere ln tne forsaid chapell of oure lady for my sowle 
and Johanna my wyf, and for the sowle of Mary my wyf and for 
the sowle of William Daubeney whos bones resteth in the 
chapell. Item, y wol ther be a prest syngyng at kempston by a 
yere for my fader Gilles sowle and my moder margarete and my 
graundame Aleanore and myn. And for Thomas myn oncle. 
Item, y ordeyne to Alice my wyf a ryng w l a dyamaund, a gilt 
cuppe w l stones in the knappe of y e covercle, my gret pese called 



Atle* Baubenep, Hiit. 341 

the Rose kevered, a salte saler y palest, a hangyng bede of 
Bryddis w l costers quysshons and costurs and curtayns of red 
and white wurstede. Item, y wol she have a wurstede hangyng 
and bed of blak bokeram and ffetherbed, iij martras, iij peyre of 
my best shites w l iiij coverlettes, iiij quyltes. Item, y wol she 
have iij next best brasyn pottes, iij pannes, ij square ledys, a litle 
chafur, a cawdron of laton, ij spites, ij best playn swte of Napry, 
a dosyn spones, a plain basyn of Sylver w l an Ewer, a dosyn of 
new pewtre vessell garnysshed, a peire of fustyans, ij paire of 
blankettes, a paire of the best Gardevyaundes, 1 ij of my best 
Amubelers. Item, y wol she have half my corn beyng at 
Baryngton and alle -my kyne. Item, a poudre box of silver. 
And y wol she have a potell 2 potte and a grte potte of sylver 
playn. Item, I wol that William my sone have ij salers gilt w l 
vj spones gilt, a dosyn ungilt, ij stondyng cuppes of a suite gilt, 
ij covered peces called Roses, a bedde of Arrasse w l costers, 
quysshons, and a hale 3 red and grene w l ffetherbed, iij byggest 
matras, iij coverlettes, a pair of fustians, iij of my best brasyn 
pottes, a chafour to seth fyssh ynne, a gret panne, a litell panne, 
a brasyn mortar, alle myn olde pewter vessell beyng in Baryng- 
ton, a chafour, ij lydes in the newe bakehous w l all brewing 
vessell, ij peyer of good shetys, iij paier of course shetys, my beste 
suite of Napery, another comune suite and al myn armour and ij 
of my beste horsse and goddis blessing and myn w l a condicion 
that he lette not my last will. And if he trouble myn execu- 
tours thanne y wol that al the place the which y have ordeyned 
to hym be sold and do for my sowle. Item, to Giles my sone y 
wol he have a dosyn of Sylver vessell garnesshed w l iiij 
chargeours, a paier of basyns of sylver, ij ewers, ij potell pottes of 
parys worke, w l vj bolles of sylver, half gilt, an heighe Saler of 
Sylver, a doseyn spones, a swete of napery, a nother comune 
swete, iiij paier of good shites, iiij paire of comune shites, a 
sperver 4 w l coveryng of lynyn cloth, a dowblett of defens covered 
w l ffelewet, an haberion, 5 a swerde, a pollax, a salad, a paier of 

1 Meatsafes. 

2 A liquid measure of 2 quarts. 

3 Halftng. 

4 S.R.S. xvi, 263. 

' Haubergeon, a short hauberk, a coat of linked mail. 



34? domtrtet Will*. 



trussyng coffres, 1 an hanging chaundeler of laton; my standard* 
to trusse* yn, that y have ordeyned to hym ; And my wille ys 
that yis standard \v l these thinges above writen therin be putte 
in sum sure Abbay in keping, and the keye in his moders warde, 
the other in his godfadres Sir William More, and so to abide in 
saffe garde to he be of age of xvj yere. And yf god do his 
wille of him or he be of that age, yanne y wol these goodes 
aforesaid go to my next child yf god send me ony, And yf none 
be, y wol myn Executours selle all this to him ordeyned And do 
for my sowle. Item, y wol that Johane my doughter have al my 
stuffe beyng at Cotom in y e kepyng of Jhanet Boteler, the 
which is writen in a endenture w l al that is in my ffermers 
endenture. Item, y wol Thomas my brother have a bedde of 
red grene and white w l courteyns costours, a matras, a paier of 
blankettes, a paier of shites, coverlet, a gowne of myn furred w l 
an hode, a doublet, a playn pese koiied, a saler of sylver, a maser. 
a pouderbox. Item, to John Roller y ordeyne a bedde of red 
and grene, a gowne, a hode, a doublet of defens. Item, to 
Thomas Daubeney y ordeyne a gowne, a hode, a doublet of 
defens. a salade, an horse. Item, to Gilles Parker a gowne, a 
doublet of defens, a salade, an horse, a sadell and all my longe 
bowes, a bedde. Item, to Hugh Parker y ordeyne my geobbes, 4 
my galon hotels, alle my voyde pipes, a pleyn pese of Sylver 
koued Item, y ordeyne to William Clerk a doublet of defens, a 
salade, a shef of Arwes. Item, to Water Champeneys a wode- 
knyff harneysed, a shef of arwes, an arblast of stile [steel]. Item, 
to Wittm Semer a potte, a panne, my wayn yokes and ropes. 
Item, to Sir Robert Clake my blak masseboke, my litell sawter 
kovered w l red lether, ij chaundelers of laton for the chapell. 
Item, to John Peny a rynge of gold w l a Turkays. Item, to 
Wittm Molyns a poudrebox a maser gilt. Item, to John 
Welweton a great cofre that shites lye ynne, a paier a (sic) potel 
hotels, a flat pese kovered. Item, to John Downam my letel 
cart and iiij hemes yerto. Item, to Stephen a doublet of defens, 

1 Trussing bed, a bed which could be packed as in a chest for travelling. (Halliwcll.) 

2 Standard, a large chest, generally used for carrying plate, jewels and articles of 
value, but sometimes for linen. 

» To pack. 

4 iiij neb yokes with jebbettes (Household goods of Sir /. Gage; Sussex 
Arch. Coll., xlv, 126). 



Xtttoaifr ffulbfortt. 343 



a salade, a sheffe of arwes, a wode knyf. Item, to Richard 
Fouler an Arblast at kempston, and al my brewyng vessett. 
Item, to Sir William More a paier of bedys of corall w* a Rynge. 
Item to every yoman in houshold nought rewarded vjs. viijV. 
And to every grome ii]s. \i\]d. My wille is y* my wyf be my 
chef Executrice, Sir Roger Houswyf, Syr William More, John 
Wytecombe, John Roller John peny, these to be myn Execu- 
tours. And to every of hym cs. that taketh ministracion. Item, 
I wol that al my purchaset londes that is to sey in Sowpeterton, 
Compton and Baryngton go to the yssue of me one Alice my 
wyf geten. And if none y wol hit go to my dowter Johane 
Markam and to the yssue of her body begete. And for fawte of 
yssue of Johane, to William my sone and hayer and to his 
hayres. Al be hit so that the said syr Giles Daubeney knight 
maked this said Ustamert, wrote hit w l his owne hand and seled 
hit w l his seal of Armes, the thridde day of March, the yere of 
oure lord thousand ccccxliiij, as it is above writen ; In which 
said testament the residue of his goodes naught bequethe is 
nought disposed. Wherefor afterward that is to sey xi day of 
januar the yere of oure lord a Thousand ccccxlv at Baryngton 
the said Syr Giles ligying in his sykenesse wher of he dyed 
soone after, the same day Syr Robert Wylly prest his gostly 
fader seide, Syre ye have maked a testament and bequeathe 
many thinges to divers persones makyng no mention ho sholde 
have the residue of your goodes that beth not bequethe. Wol 
ye fouchsaffe to seye ho shal have hit, forthwith the said knyght 
w l oute ony tarryng saide my wyf shal have hit. This was his 
last will. 

Probate 22nd February, 1445. 



1445. EDWARD CULLYPORD. 

[151 Stafford.] 

The Saturday next after the feast of the translation of St. 
Thomas the Martyr, 1445, Edward Cullyford. My body to be 
buried in the church of St. John Bapt. of Briggewater before 
the high altar there. To the Master and brethren of the same 
place 20s. , to pray for my soul and for the souls of Joan and 
Elizabeth, lately my wives. To Elizabeth now my wife, all my 



3*4 £omer*et VUttU. 



burgages, messuages lands and tenements in the Borough of 
Briggewater to hold for the term of her life, and after her death 
the same to remain wholly to William Poulet, knight, William . 
Hyndeston, John Beeff and William Dodyssham to have and to 
hold under the chief lord of that fee by the customary rents and 
services under this condition that they shall sell the same after 
the death of the said Elizabeth my wife, and that the money 
accruing from such sale shall be distributed for my soul and for 
the said souls, and for the souls of my benefactors and friends 
according to the discretion of the said William Poulet, knyght, 
and my executors. To the Friars Minors of the same town, to 
pray for my soul 6s. 8rf. To the vicar of Wemedon for my 
tithes forgotten 6s. 8d.> and to pray for my soul. To the prioress 
and convent of Canyngton, to pray for my soul 6s. 8d. To the 
abbess and convent of Tarent, to pray for my soul 13s. 4//. with 
one of my best silk purses {bursa) and to every priest of the 
same place 8d., to pray for my soul. To Nicholas Elyot, rector 
of the church of Wynterborne, to pray for my soul 2s. 6d. I will 
also that 100 masses be celebrated for the health of my soul and 
the souls of my wives Joan and Elizabeth, and all my benefactors 
as soon as it can be done after my death. To William Poulet, 
knight, one silver cup with a cover. To John Cullyford, one 
lined gown (duplicatum). To Alice, daughter of the said John 
6 sheep. To John Moleham, one embroidered gown. To 
Cristina, daughter of the said John Moleham towards her 
marriage 40J. To John Peverell, junior, twelve of the best sheep 
that I have in county Dorset. To John Tracy my clerk 20s. 
To William Doben my servant, 2 cows, 2 steers, three of two 
years old, 12 ewes, one pair of blankets, one pair of sheets, and 
one coverlet. To Michael Facy my servant is. ^d. To Isabel 
my servant 6s. 8d. To Margaret my mother's servant 6s. 8d. % to 
pray for my soul or the said souls. 

Residue : Elizabeth now my wife. 

Executors : Elizabeth my wife, John Beeff and John Tracy. 
The said Elizabeth asserted that the said will was found in the 
chest of the said Edward after his death, and then I, Thomas 
Mersh, lawfully approved and pronounced for the same. 

Proved May 26th, 1447. 



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1445. JOAN FLORY. 

[144 Stafford.] 

January 3rd, 1445. Joan Flory, my body to be buried in 
the chancel of the parish church of Cloford. To the cathedral 
church of Wells 2od. To the church of Cloford 6s. Sd. To the 
vicar of the said church 2od. To John Flory my tapestry of 
Worstede embroidered with hangings (costariis), and the rest of 
my hangings in the hall. The residue to Roger Puryton, Robert 
Unwyn and John Samuell to dispose for my soul, and to find 
all necessaries for the said John, and the three daughters of John 
Flory my son, and for their marriage. And I make the said 
Roger, Robert and John Sammell my executors. 

Proved February 5th, 1446. 



1446. JOHN SAMMELL, SENIOR. 

[138 Stafford.] 

The Wednesday after the feast of the exaltation of the Holy 
Cross, John Sammell senior, of Mellys. My body to be buried 
in the chapel of the Blessed Mary of the church of Mells. To 
the fabric of the mother church of Wells 2s. To Sir William, 
chaplain of Mells 2s. 6d. To the building of the tower of the 
church of Mells £3. To John Cowper, my servant, an ewe with 
a lamb. To Agnes, my servant, a sheep. To John my 
servant a sheep. To John Boucher my servant a sheep. The 
residue to Katherine my wife, and John my son, whom I 
make my executors. 

Proved May 21st, 1446. 



1446. JOHN FERTHYNGE. 

[144 Stafford.] 

October 10th, 1446. Sir John Ferthyng, chaplain. My 
body to be buried in the church of Oterford. To the church of 
Bokelond 3*. 4//., a surplice, a towel and a pan. To the church 
of Pytmystre 3*. \d. and a towel. To the church of Oterford 
the same. To the convent of Taunton 6s. Sd. To Alice, 
daughter of Richard Ferthyng 6s. Sd. and a chest. To Sir 

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346 domertfet Witfli. 



James Brond 2s. 6d. To my three godsons 3 sheep. The residue 
to Richard Ferthyng of Oterford whom I make ray executor 
with Sir John Berld and William Rouswille, supervisors. 
Given at Oterford the day abovesaid. 
[No probate clause.] 



1447. JOHN SAINT LO, ESQ. 

[163 Stafford.] 

February 26th, 1447. John Saintlo, esquire. My body to 
burial in the parish church of Chiwe Episcopi. To the fabric 
of the north side of the same church ;£i6 \$s. And if necessary 
I will more be expended on the same at the discretion of my 
executors. To the church of Wells 40J. To the church of 
Dychiustoke [Chewstoke] 66s. 8d. To the church of Stovey 20s. 
To the vicar of Chiweton for tithes unpaid 20s. To the vicar of 
Gyllyngham for the same 40*. To the church of Okeburn St. 
George 40s. To the church of Okburn St. Andrew 20s. To 
the church of Radeclyff 40^. To the Abbey of Keynesham a 
silver cup with the cover to serve there for ever, and never to be 
taken away, to the intent that every brother of the said Abbey 
may pray for my soul and the soul of my lord Henry, late Cardinal 
of England and Bishop of Winchester. To the church of Wynforde 
20r. To the church of Westharpetre 20s. To every priest present 
at the exequies and solemn mass at the time of my burial i2*/.,and 
on the day of my trental [ ]. To the vicar of Chiwe for 

tithes forgotten and unpaid ioar. To two priests to celebrate 
in the parish church of Chiwe and at Sutton for my soul and 
the souls of Alice my wife, of my father and mother, and of my 
children £73 13^. 4k. \ to be paid annually. To the Priory of 
Bath two basins, and two silver ewers provided that they serve 
there for ever, and that all the brothers there pray for my soul, 
and the souls of Alice my wife, of my father and mother, and of my 
children and ancestors. To the Rector of Bageworth 10 marks. 
To the vicar of Okeburne St. Andrew 40s. in recompence of one 
pair of vestments. To John Anscyll, clerk, a standing silver cup 
with the cover. To John Cheyne esquire, Richard Chokke and 
Robert Unwyn, to each of them a silver cup with the cover. To 
Isabel Unwyn a round silver basin. To John Daundesey £20, 



TOIltam JSpcongll. 347 



To Walter Norce £20. To Richard Shy tell ;£io. To John 
Freme ioar. To Thomas Walkeden 40s. To Thomas 
Sergeaunt 20s. To Thomas Meton £6 8s. 4//. To Richard 
Frebody ioar. To Thomas Beket £10. To William Dansey 
£\0. To Peter Horsman 20s. To Richard Grybbyll 20s. To 
John Dollyngge 20s. To Alice Dollyngge 20s. To John Notte 
1 is. 4d. To Robert Webbe 20s. To John Lewys 1 3J. 4d. To 
John Petybon 20s. To John Skete 40s. To John Tyler of 
Bysshopysworth 6s. 8d. To Katherine Denys 4 marks. To 
Agnes Dore 40s. To John Anscyll, clerk, for my extreme 
unction ioar. To Alice Hendon 40*. To John Cooke 13^.4^/. 
I bequeath £100 for the repair of the King's way called Henlake, 
and of other roads where necessary at the disposition of my 
executors. I bequeath ;£ioo to be distributed to friars and 
others who come to my burial, that is to every poor person 4*/. 
and on my trental day at the discretion of my executors. To 
each of my executors ;£io. To John Candele 20$". To the 
proctors of my chantry in the parish church of Calne £20. 

Residue : To be disposed by my executors for my soul. 

Executors : Nicholas my son, and Agnes his wife, John 
Anscyll, clerk, and Robert Unwyn. Given at Sutton. To the 
church of Chirchehyll 40s. To the chapel of Dondray [Dundry] 
40s. To the church of Staunton 20s. 

Proved April 30th, 1448. 



1448. WILLIAM BYCONYLL. 

[167 Stafford.] 

November 3rd, 1448. In the name of the most high and 
indivisible Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen. The 
condition of the first created human race being spotted with 
rust brought according to the law laid down the penalty of 
certain death upon posterity which neither our Lord Jesus 
Christ Himself for the reconciliation of the human race wished 
to avoid ; yet by His wonderful power, death being conquered, 
He rising again left us the hope of a new resurrection after this 
life. Often, after the determination of a wise man, considering 
this in my mind, I, William Byconyll, most unworthy priest, 
make my will in this manner. My body to canonical burial in 



348 &omer4et Will*. 



the chapel of S. Martin in the cathedral church of Wells. To 
my chaplain or chaplains to celebrate in the same (chapel) my 
new missal which begins at the second folio " lutare tuum" 
my silver-gilt cross, my third gilt chalice, two silver vials, my 
plain white vestment of damask, a plain violet vestment of velvet 
on satin and my third plain vestment de brode Alisaundre> to 
remain there for ever. And I will that, the requisite licence 
being obtained, an honourable monument be built in the wall 
and the door be pulled down. To each canon of the said 
cathedral church present at my funeral and mass 2od. To each 
vicar 1 2d, To each clerk 6d. and to each chorister ^d. To the 
aforesaid cathedral church of Wells a pair of gilt basins, a pair 
of thuribles and my small missal for the use of the high altar 
there. To the glorious martyr, the blessed Thomas of Canterbury, 
a pair of beads of gold, enamelled and engraved. To the 
cathedral church of Sarum my gilt image of S. Mary. To the 
cathedral church of Lincoln to the repair of the same all the 
farm of my prebend there, excepting only 100s. of the preceding 
year left below to the church of S. Margaret, Leicester. To the 
cathedral church of Exeter my best gilt chalice. To the 
Collegiate church of Wymborn Minster 100s. to buy a chalice 
for the use of the high altar there. To the parish church. of 
Wollyngtone a suit of vestments of white damask. To the parish 
church of Charletone Makerelle my blue vestment and I will it be 
finished at my expense. To the parish church of Mellys my 
small gilt pix for the sacrament of the altar. To the high altar 
of the parish church church of Tryng my silver and gilt cup for 
the sacrament and a suit of black vestments. To the repair of 
the chapel of Wigington there ;£io. To the repair of the North 
aisle of the parish church of Clyve 100s. To the repair of the 
canopy (celariuni) before the cross in the same church 20 marks. 
To a hundred of the poorer parishioners there 100 groats beyond 
the ioor. given for the repair of the canopy before the cross in 
the same church, which Benedict Bouchere owes or the right to 
his tenement there which he promised me in case he should not 
pay me the said 20 marks. To be distributed among my poorer 
tenants of Dultingoote 33^. 4*/. To the parish church and 
prebend of S. Margaret in Leycester ioar. towards the building 
of the bell-tower there. To the conventual church of 



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S. Frideswyde of Oxford to glaze a window in the North aisle 
there £10. To the conventual church of S. Mary of Abyndon 
to the new work there 100s. To the Abbot and Convent of 
Osney 5 marks to pray for my soul. To the conventual church 
of S. Gregory of Canterbury 100s. for the repair of the same, 
and I beseech in the bowels of Jesus Christ that in every church 
above mentioned my obsequies may be devoutly celebrated with 
mass on the morrow. To my most singular Lord of Canterbury 
£20 that for charity he may receive poor John my only brother 
into his service, friendship and favour. To Master Nicholas 
Caraunt my dear colleague my cape (collobium) of scarlet 
furred with gray. To my most illustrious William Caraunt a 
standing cup that he may regard the poverty of my brother John 
and take him into favour in acquiring lands and possessions. 
To Master John Reynold my gown of violet " engrayned " with 
hood and cape furred with miniver, and a covered cup chased 
with roses. To my mother £20 to be paid at once and 10 marks 
to be paid every quarter for the term of her life also three 
gowns suitable for her. To John my brother £140 which 
Master Nicholas Caraunt, Dean of Wells, owes me, to obtain 
lands and possessions for himself and his heirs. And if he die 
without heir, the said lands and possessions shall remain to 
Elisabeth my sister and her heirs, and the said sum of £140 
shall remain in the keeping of my executors until payment be 
made. To my said brother £100 in ready money, three of my 
gowns at his own choice, four beds hanging with curtains and 
costers, six pairs of fustians, twelve cushions, all my sheets not 
bequeathed, all my napery, 6 standing cups, 12 gilt bowls, 12 
white bowls, two silver saltcellars, 24 silver spoons, and plates, 
pots and vessels necessary for his house, also two of the best 
horses with saddles, and to his wife 3 gowns. To the said 
Elisabeth my sister £20 and 3 gowns. To Ibote my maternal 
aunt ioar. and two gowns. To my nearest cousins £20 to be 
distributed at the discretion of my executors. To Sir John 
Byrkhede my two volumes on the life of Christ and I trust in 
him to restore the same at his death to the college of All Souls 
in Oxford. To Master Richard Hoore an honest gown with a 
hood, funed. To Master John Keling my little bible and an 
honest gown furred. To Sir Richard Stone a gowne. To the 



350 $omer*et IHtTl*. 



vicar of Wollyngtone a gowne ; and I will that the said vicar 
and every chantry chaplain there have 6s. 8rf. yearly for 20 
years if my goods suffice to pray for my soul and the souls of 
my parents and benefactors. And that the said sum be placed 
there in the care of my brother John, of the vicar and of the 
warden of the goods of the church there, and that the said 
payment begin on my Trental day and afterwards every year 
on the day of my anniversary. Also I bequeath 33^. ^d. to be 
distributed as soon as possible after my death among the most 
needy poor there. To Master John Bottley of Canterbury a 
gown suitable for him. To Master Robert Aylarde a gown. To 
Richard Row 40*. To Master Thomas Caas my usual breviary 
for the term of his life and after his death. I will it be given to 
some honest priest in the cathedral church of Wells that he may 
use it and hand it on further in the form abovesaid. Also to 
the abovesaid Master Thomas a gown. To William More 
5 marks and a gown that he may diligently see to the pay- 
ment of my debts. To John Fayrechild 40s. and the horse he 
is wont to ride. To James Fuller 40s. and the horse he is wont 
to ride. To Richard Toppe my servant ;£io, a bed, a horse 
with saddle and a gown. To John his brother 20s. To Thomas 
Horsley ioar. to exhibit him at a grammar school to be delivered 
to him by my executors as there shall be need, a bed and a 
gown suitable for him. I will that my executors as soon as my 
death is known by signs and conjectures, with all possible speed 
provide for 1,000 masses to be celebrated for my soul and that 
they each receive 2d. I will my executors provide for one mass 
for my soul to be daily celebrated in the said chapel of 
S. Martin and I charge them as they will answer before God in 
the strict trial that they acquire lands and possessions to the 
value of 1 oar. or more for one or more chaplains to celebrate 
a current mass (cnrsorie celebraturo) in the said chapel daily for 
ever for my soul and for the souls of John and Joan my father and 
mother, of Sir Henry Chichele and of all the faithful deceased. 
To the College of All Souls in Oxford Nicholas de Lyra in four 
volumes with preface, my decrees, my little book of decretals 
provided that John Ellmeregge senior entirely consents, my 
librum sextum with the two Fathers (doctores) and the book of 
Clement with the Fathers in some recompense for the benefits 



KSflltam BpconpTl. 351 



conferred on me by Lord Henry of happy memory late Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury and founder of the said college. I will 
and charge my under mentioned executors in the bowels of Jesus 
Christ for the deliverance of my soul to make restitution of books 
and payment of debts as is more fully contained in a schedule or 
codicil annexed to these presents unless I happen to make such 
restitution myself. 

Executors: Master Roger Keys, Master John Reynold canon 
residentiary of the said cathedral church of Wells, and the said 
John my brother. 

Residue: To my executors to dispose for my soul. To 
Master Roger Keys a cup and 5 marks. Also he wished that a 
certain sum of £200 owed by the Bishop of Winchester and by 
William Bonevyle knight, should remain in the custody of his 
executors to acquire lands and tenements for the abovesaid John 
his brother and his heirs, and if he died without heir they were 
to remain to Elisabeth his sister and her heirs. These being 
witnesses, Sir Robert Parfyte, Sir Robert Smyth, Sir Richard 
Stone, Sir John Kelyng, Richard Belyngeham, James Fulle*, 
John Fayrechild and others. First, I will that £4 be paid to 
William Auntres tailor of London. To Thomas Gayn 42s. if he 
be alive, but if not I will it be distributed for his soul and the 
souls of his benefactors. To be distributed for the souls of 
William Machon and his benefactors 66s. Sd. To William 
Uvedale 50J. if he find security for the recovery of my close of 
Micheham and of the Mills there and restore the deeds of the 
same. To . . Gay tailor for two yards of crimson and a 
gown of green 33*. 4c/. I will there be restored to the Abbot 
and Convent of the Monastery of S. Mary of Abyndon, Johannes 
in Novella in two volumes which they lent me for my use. 
Also I will there be restored to the College of All Souls in 
Oxford Henricus Bowhik in one volume, Januensis in one 
volume, Franciscus de Sabarell super Clemente on paper, 
Petrus de Crescenciis one book having many contents which 
begins on the 2nd folio . . . , also Bartholomeus de proprietatibus 
rerum. And I will there be restored to the executors of Lord 
William late Bishop of S. David's the large breviary with notes, 
in two volumes and a beautiful bible which begins on the 2nd 
folio in Mi$terio y and also Archjdiaconus in Rosar which begins 



35* Aomerrfet WBLitt*. 



on the 2nd folio, and Johannes in Novella super Sextum, which 
begins on the 2nd folio. 

Proved November 19th, 1448. 

[This will with copious notes is printed in S. A. S. Proc, % xl., 179.] 



1448. RICHARD NEWTON, KNIGHT. 

[169 Stafford.] 
November 28th, 1448. Y Rychard Newton knyght make 
my testament in the forme yat foloweth. Fyrst y beseche 
God of his mercy to take my sowle to his grace and put hit in the 
way of peple that shal ben saved and by that wey to the blys 
that he bought me unto. Also I wol yat my body be buryed 
in ye chirch of oure lady of Yatton in Somersetshire. And 
also that ther ben ordeyned m masses to be song for me the 
day of my deth or ellis also soone as hit can ben don after for 
my sowle, and all the sowles that y am bound to do for. And 
all cry stan sowles. Also y wol yat ther ben ordeyned a pryste 
to say for me Seynt Gregoryes Trentall in the said chirch of 
Yatton by a hole yere which prest y wol be a man of goode 
conversation and goode rule. And that in also goodly haste as 
he can be gete after my decesse. Also y wol that vij pore men 
the day of my sepulture be had and clothed in blak or in white 
to hold torches about myn herce in worship of God. And in 
recompense that y have don the vij dedely sinnes. And v 
marcs to be yeve in pore maydens maryage in recompense that 
y have don in synnes of flesshe. And x marcs to the porest 
peple of the paryssh of Yatton and Walton in recompense of 
that y have not ffulfylled the vij werkes of mercy. Also to the 
bying of the ornamentys necessarye of the chirch of Yatton xls. 
in recompense of my tythes and offryngs fforyeten. Also to 
the makyng of my chapell in the chirch of Walton v marcs. 
Also y biqueth henry perrot xli. And to John Coke x\s. Also 
to the makyng of the stypytt of the chirch of Seynt Andrews in 
holborii y byqueath xls. Also y wol that Emmet my wyf whom 
y make sole myn executryce of this present testament, distribute 
as much goode for the soules of John and herry as cam to myn 
handes after her decese, except such somes as hath ben 
distribute her before for the same cause which she knowith as 



t&icfjartf ftore. 353 



wel as y. And that be don y py hir for all the love that ever 
was bitwen hir and me. And in goddes by halve charge hir as 
she wol answer afore god and to bere bondon thereof y wol that 
alle my londes in Englond that ben in my ffeffes hondes to my 
use astate be made to my wyf terme of hir lyff w l oute ony 
enpechement of wast the remaynder therof to my sone and to 
his heires he paying the one half of the charge of the said John 
and harryes goodes that restyth indistrybute. And yf my 
said sone disagre hereto then I wol yat y e said londes rest 
styll in my said ffeffes handes. And that my wyff make sale 
of so much of the said londes as the said half charge drawyth 
to. So yat my ffeffes maken a state to such as it is sold 
unto. Also where y toke x marcs in Gloucshire of dyvers 
psons by the hondes of Grene y wol that it be restored a yen 
yf the psons ben a lyve. And yf they be dede that it be 
disposed for their sowles and myn. Also y wol yat in euych 
village and town as y am caried home that there be certen of 
almes yeven for me to the pore bedler and blynd peple by the 
discrecion of myn executrice. 
Proved 3rd February, 1448. 



1449. RICHARD HORE. 

[180 Stafford.] 

November 22nd, 1449. Richard Hore, Provost and 
Residenciary of the cathedral church of S. Andrew of Wells. 
My body to be buried in the tomb made for me near the step 
of the choir of the said church of Wells under the marble stone 
brought thither by me. To the fabric of the said church of 
Wells 40s. To the church of Llandussell diocese of S. David's 
26s. Sd. To the church of Llandocanysh in the same diocese 
26s. Sd. To the church of Pencanroc in the same diocese 26s. Sd. 
To the church of Kylcombe in the same diocese 26s. Sd. To the 
churches of Llanwennok and Slantbewdy in the same diocese 
26s. Sd. each. To the Collegiate church of Abergwilly 
£18 6s. Sd. To the parish church of Layharne in the same 
diocese £15 on condition that within two years after the date of 
these presents the parishioners there have three new bells made, 
and if it be not done within three years I will that two 

2 z 



354 diraurtfet Will*. 



" antiphonalia " be bought by my executors with the said sum. 
To the Friars Minor of Kermerdyn [Carmarthen] 5 marks. To 
the Friars Preachers of Brecon 20s. For distribution among 
poor parishioners of Combe St. Nicholas in Somerset 20s. To 
Thomas Baby of Webley in the county of Hereford 40^. To 
John Deryn of Hereford 20s. To Sir John Dudley of 
Hereford 40s. To Sir John Hampton vicar choral of Wells 40^. 
To each of my executors, viz., Masters Richard Martyn and 
Benedict ap-Howell, alias Uske, and Sir John Mathew priest, 
5 marks. The residue to my executors to dispose for my soul 
and the souls of my parents and benefactors. 

Witnesses: Sir Thomas Chewe, Sir John Shene, priests, 
Nicholas Aylward and my said executors. 

Proved January 21st, 1449. 
[1425— July 1 8th. 

Richard Hore app. preb. of Botevant dio. York. 
1443— May 31st. 

R. H. app. preb. of Moreton Magna dio. Hereford. 
1407 — November 16th. 

Roger {sic) Hore app. preb. of Warham and Ayleston dio. Hereford.] 

Le Neve. 

1449. RICHARD RUMPAYN. 

[185 Stafford.] 

February 26th, 1449. Richard Rumpayn of Ylabbotes in 
the diocese of Bath and Wells. My body to be buried in 
the churchyard of the parish church of Ilabbotes. To the said 
church 20s. To the mother church of Wells 6d. To the 
hospital of Taunton I2d. To the mending of the bridge of 
Ilabbotes $s. $d. 

The residue to Joan my wife and William Rumpayn my son 
whom I make my executors. 

Proved February 27th, 1449. 



1450. ROBERT DREW. 

[188 Stafford.] 
1450. Robert Drewe, citizen of Bath. My body to 
be buried in the churchyard of the parish church of the Blessed 
Mary " de Stallis " in the said city. To the cathedral church of 



BHitliam 8in*i)tll. 355 

St. Andrew of Wells 2s. To the chapel and fraternity of St. 
Katherine in the said city my best girdle harnessed with silver. 
To every church in the said city of Bath 3s. $d. To the four 
orders of friars mendicant in the town of Bristol, to each order 
6s. Sd. to pray for my soul when I shall be withdrawn from 
this light. To John Mownfort a black girdle harnessed with 
silver and a baselard harnessed with silver. To my sister at 
Ford near Bath a coverlet for her bed. To her daughter the 
same. To her husband a green gown furred with black fur and 
a green hood. To each of my godchildren 20d. 

The residue to Elisabeth, my wife, whom I make my 
executrix together with Roger Stanbourgh and Edward Braile. 
To each of the latter for their labour 6s. Sd. 

Proved April 24th, 1450. 

1453. THOMAS DYGON. 

[292 Kemp.] 

June 15th, 1453. Thomas Dygon. My body to be 
buried in the parish church of the Blessed Mary of Cherd. To 
the repair of the new -aisle of Cherde 10 [lb.] of lead or the 
value in money. To the vicar of Cherde a trentall to pray for 
my soul. To the holy water clerk 2s. To each of my godsons 
and goddaughters a sheep. To William Huchyn 26s. To 
Rauline Huchyn a cow. 

I make my executors William Bolty and Alice, my wife, 
and supervisors William Wisman and Thomas Parissh, to each 
of whom I bequeath 6s. Sd. 

The residue to my executors to dispose for my soul as they 
will answer in the day of Judgment. 

Proved October 21st, 1453. 



1453. WILLIAM BYRKHILL. 

[297 Kempe.] 
November 6th, 1453. William Byrkhill, citizen of the 
city of Bath. My body to be buried in the church of St. 
Michael without the north gate of the said city. To the 
cathedral church of Wells Sd. To the church of St. Michael 
aforesaid dr. 8d. To the high altar for tithes and oblations 



356 $omtt£et WBilt*. 



forgotten 6s. 8d. To a priest to celebrate divine offices for my 
soul in the said church for one year 9 marks. To Thomas, my 
son, a loom (textoriuui) with all belonging thereto after the 
death of Elena, my wife, and 40^. in coin. To John, my son 
40?. To Joan, my daughter, £3. To Alice, my daughter, £3. 
To Joan Totesye, my servant, 3s. 4*/. To the fraternity of the 
Blessed Katherine of Bath 20d. 

The residue to Elena, my wife, and I make the said Elena 
my executrix, and Hugh Golding, supervisor, and I will that he 
have for his labour, 1 3^. 4*/. 

[No probate clause.] 



1491. HENRY ROPER. 

[130 Morton.] 

December 12th, 149 1. Henry Roper. My body to 
be buried in the church of the Apostles Peter and Paul of 
Taunton before the image of St. Botolph. To the parish church 
of Yercumb 6s. Sd. To the vicar there 3s. 4*/. To the holy- 
water clerk I2i/. To John, my elder son, 6s. Sd. To Emeline, 
my daughter, ^20. To Richard, my son, who is with the vicar 
of Stokegumer £6 1 3s. ^d. 

The residue to Willmina, my wife, whom I make my 
executrix with John Roper and Robert Roper supervisors. 

Proved August 2nd, 1491. 



At 223 Arundell is given the probate of the will of Nicholas 
Lypiyate of Wells, dated April 5th, 1405. The will itself is not 
recorded. 



( 357 ) 



INDEX OF TESTATORS. 



Acourt als, Paris, John, Chard, 219. 
Acton, Richard de (knt.), Chelvey, 290. 
Adam als, Trapp, Alice, Wells, 129. 
Adams, Richard, Taunton, 37. 
Alyne, John, Banwell, 76. 
Appowell, Thomas, Wells, 43. 
Audeley, Eliz. d', Somerset, 299. 
Austell, Thomas (canon), Wells, 132. 



B. 



Babyr, John, Chewstoke, 267. 

Baily als, Rawlyns, Wm., Castle Cary, 

181. 
Bakehouse, Thomas, Queen Camel, 80. 
Baker, Isabel, Wells, 83. 
Baker, William, Crewkerne, 120. 
Balam, William, Ilebruers, 38. 
Barnwell, Robert, Wincanton, 272. 
Barbar, John, Marston, 164. 
Barbor, John, Marston, 259. 
Barnabe, Philip, Stavordale, 273. 
Bartelet, John, Bridgiuater, 192. 
Bascombea/r. Burton, Agnes, Taunton, 52. 
Bath, Thomas, Wanstrow, 329. 
Baumpfelde, John, Hemington, 273. 
Beaumont, Thomas (elk. ), Wells, in. 
Belde, John, Martock, 82. 
Bellowe, John, Congresbury, 52. 
Benet, Giles, Yeovil, 213. 
Benet als, Elyatt, Joan, Glastonbury, 106. 
Berde, Henry, Kilmersdoti, 275. 
Best, Richard, Taunton, 3a 
Bevyn, John, Lufton, 165. 
Biccomb, Lady Eliz., Crowcombe, 83. 
Birley, Edmund, Clevedon, 127. 
Bockeland, John, Shepton Mallet , 280. 
Bowcher, Jane, Colley, 135. 



Bowcher, Wm., Colley, 188. 
Bowre, William, Mells, 213. 
Bowyer als, Lawrence, Henry, Taunton, 

157. 
Boys, John, Mudford, 272. 
Brave, Thomas, Minehead, 172. 
Brekebeke, Richard, Yatton, 71. 
Brent, John, Cossington, 229. 
Brent, Robert (esq. ), Cossington, 87. 
Brita, Reginald (canon), Wells, 330. 
Brock well, Thomas, Lufton, 142. 
Brome, Roger, 5". Petherton, 50. 
Brymmore, Alice, Brut on, 190. 
Bubwith, Nicholas (Bp.), W?/Zr, 326. 
Buklond, Walter, Shepton Mallet, 16. 
Buller, Alexander (esq.), Wood, 249. 
Burges, William, Batcombe, 255. 
Burgis, William (elk.), Chesilborough, 206. 
Burke, Robert, Minehead, 220. 
Burneham, Robert, Axbridge, 192. 
Burnell, Richard, Jr<?//.r, 114. 
Bushe, John, Butcombe, 165. 
Butston, John, Minehead, 128. 
Byconyll, Eliz., Glastonbury, 72. 
Byconyll, John (knt.), N. Perrott, 6. 
Byconyll, William (canon), Wells, 347. 
Byrkhill, William, Bath, 355. 
Bysshop, William, Charlton Camvyle, 75. 
Bysse, Philip, S/afe St, Michael, 206. 



C. 

Carent, William, Henstridge, 186. 
Carpenter, William, Rode, 33. 
Carter, Edmund, Croscombe, 284. 
Carter, Joan, Croscombe, 271. 
Carter, John, Croscombe, 209. 
Carter, William, Croscombe, 170. 
Carter «/r. Cox, John, Kelston, 78. 
Catcote, John, Shepton Mallet, 204. 



358 



Aonurttt Willi*. 



Catcote, William, Shepton Mallet, 283. 
Caylewaye, Eliz., Hut ton, 257. 
Champneys, Henry, Frome, 99. 
Champneys, Joan, Frame, 262. 
Champneys, John, Chew, 234. 
Champneys, Thomas, Frome, 92. 
Champyon, William, Croscombe, 109. 
Chaper als. Nicolls, John, Bruton, 254. 
Chapman, Robert, Bath, 80. 
Chapman, Thomas, Compton Martin, 

135. 
Chepman, Thomas, Bath, 231. 
Churche, Roger (canon), Wells, 230. 
Clayton, Alice, Kingsbury, 22. 
Clenche, Alice, Marston, 101. 
Clogge, Philip, Withipool, 198. 
Clopp, Thomas, Chard, 139. 
Cockes a/j. Jeffreys, John, Bath, 146. 
Codogan, Thomas, Dunster, 158. 
Coke, John, Babington, 257. 
Cokkes, Richard, Z?. Harptree, 173. 
Cokur, John, JfW/j, 17. 
Cole, Thomas, Minchead, 248. 
Colshill als. Speke, Eliz., Whitelacking- 

ton, 195. 
Compton, John, Beckington, 47. 
Constable, John, Combe Flory, 152. 
Coppe, Joan, Brushford, 256. 
Cornish, David, Combwich, 230. 
Cornish, John, Dunster, 131. 
Cornish, Thomas (Bp.), HW/r, 167. 
Cousin, Thomas (canon), Wells, 313. 
Cras, William, Allerton, 270. 
Crodwell, John, Taunton, 51. 
Crosse, Thomas, Ashbrittle, 63. 
Crossman, Walter, Blagdon, 134. 
Cullyford, Edward, Bridgivater, 343. 



D. 



Dampyr, Richard, C*0i£ 5*/. Nicholas, 35. 
Daubeney, Giles (knt.), & Petherton, 340. 
Deverill, John, Shepton Mallet, 162. 
Dicker, John, Jlf«//r, 58. 
Dovell, George, Minehead, 34. 
Drew, Robert, £aM, 354. 
Dryver, John, Taunton, 41. 
Dunning, John, Chard, 226. 
Dwyn, Dionisius, Bridgwater, 64. 
Dyer, Richard, Wincanton, 222. 



Dygon, Thomas, Chard, 355. 
Dyrdoo, John, Yeovil, 255. 



E. 

! Edgere, Ambrose, W?//.r, 172. 
Ekerdon, Wm. (canon), Exeter, 314. 
Elys, Thomas, ^. Pennard, 130. 
Erghum, Ralph (Bp.), #W&, 294. 
Eston, Margaret, Taunton, 70. 
Estynton, Richard (elk.), Bath, 160. 



Ferthing, John (cap.), Otterford, 345. 

Fisher, Simon, Taunton, 89. 

Fitz James, Eliz., Milverton, 140. 

Fitzjames, John, Redlinch, 143. 

Fitzjames, Isabel, Redlinch, 249. 

Fleming, John, Glastotibury, 79. 

Flory, Joan, Cloford, 345. 

Forde, John, Ilminster, 219. 

Foster, Richard, ZfaM, 326. 
j Fox, John, Witham, 41. 
; Foxe, John, Huish, 79. 

Fraunces, John (canon), Wells, 311. 

Fraunces, Nicholas, Combe Flory, 253. 
, Frempton, Wm., IPfe/fr, 252. 



Ganvill. John (canon), Wells, 306. 
Gerard, Robert (esq.), Sandford Orcas, 

68. 
Gibbes, John, Nunney, 261. 
Gilbert, Lady Joan, /. of Wight, 24. 
Gilbert, John, W. Camel, 224. 
Godehyne, John, Saltford, 278. 
Golde, James, Crewkerne, 209. 
Golde, Wm., Northerner, 18a 
Goldeston, Edward, Taunton, 33. 
Goodwyne, John, W?//r, 1 10. 
Gorges, Edmund (knt.), Wraxall, 149. 
Gorney, John, Wrington, 35. 
Gornev, Richard, Curry Mallet, 208. 
, Goundenham, The, Langford, 310. 
Graunt, John, Yatton, 230. 
Grene, Simon, Brut on, 98. 



ifnttev of Cegtator*. 



359 



Grise, Thomas, Metis, zi. 
Gryme, Joan, Dunster, 193. 
Gryme, John, Dunster, 139. 
Gryme, Wm., Dunster, 109. 
Gylle, Richard, Wiveliscombe, 107. 



H. 

Hall, Thomas, Freshford, 179. 
Hall, Thomas, Cheiu, 212. 
Halley, John, Alter, 268. 
Hamlyn als. Walle, John, Yeovil, 258. 
Hanam, Wm., Horsington, 86. 
Hardyng, Thomas, Wraxall, 84. 
Harewell, John de (Bp.), Wells, 289. 
Harman, John, Bruton, 129. 
Harrison, Lionel, Yeovil, 238. 
Hensley, Alice, Porlock, 268. 
Heyron, John, Langport, 3. 
Heyron, John, Langport, 107. 
Hill, John, Spaxton, 334. 
Hill, William, Raddington, 140. 
Hillard, Richard, Ditcheat, 189. 
Hodge, John (knt.), Woollavington, 336. 
Holbroke, Roger, C7/^w, 42. 
Holmede, Richard, Bruton, 207. 
Honywode, Robt. (archdeacon), Bath, 

216. 
Hore, Richard (provost), Wells, 353. 
Horsy, John, Taunton, 228. 
Hort, John, Wrington, 21. 
Horte, Wm., Ki//<w, 170. 
Horton, John, Norton St. Philip, 279. 
Horton, Wm., Lullington, 114. 
Horton, Wm., Lullington, 282. 
Howchins, Richd., Milborne Port, 38. 
Howe, Henry, Stawley, 270. 
Howell «/j. Trowbridge, Edw. (elk.), 

Ashbrittle, 260. 
Hunte, Ralph, Bath, 332. 
Hyde, Sir John (elk.), Winsham, 80. 
Hypsley, Wm., Midsomer Norton, 233. 



J. 

Jeffrey, Sir John (elk.), Ubley, 176. 
Jeffreys als. Cockes, John, Bath, 146. 
Jewe, John, Wiveliscombe^ 319. 
John, John, Babcary, 176, 



Jorden, Wm., Frome, 228. 
Joyce, John, Croscombe, 203. 



K. 

Keper, Robert, Dtmster, 180. 
Key, John, 5". Petherton, 145. 
King, Oliver (bp.), Wells, 44. 
Knoyell, Peter, Sandford Orcas, 120. 
Knoyell, Wm., Sandford Orcas, 19. 
Knyght, Robert, Combe Flory, 91. 
Knyght, Wm., Ka//*«, 81. 



Lacy, Richd., Bath, 57. 
Langdon, Thomas, Crewkerne, 259. 
Langley, John, Port bury, 108. 
Latridge, Richard, Somerset, 6. 
Lawnder, Thomas, Pensford, 204. 
Lendege, Robert, Kingston Seymour, 32. 
Lepton, Leonard, Glastonbury, 91. 
Leyson, James (elk.), Blagdon, 174. 
Long, Wm., Freshford, 282. 
Loryng, Wm. (canon), Sarum, 316. 
Lotey, Robert, Carhampton, 142. 
Love, Wm., Taunton, 187. 
Lovell, John, Sheplon Mallet, 238. 
Lymbrye, Thomas, Compton Dundon, 

266. 
Lye, Wm., Kingsbury, 48. 
Lyons, Margaret, Ashton, 302. 
Lypiate, Nicholas, J£W/.r, 356. 



M. 



Malet, Thomas, Enmorc, 10. 
Manne, Walter, Bridgwater, 131. 
Martyn, Thomas (elk.), Norton Fitz- 

warren, 136. 
Mathew, Hugh, Bristol, 105. 
Maudeley, Richard, Nunney, 126. 
Mede, Wm., Ctory Mallei, 223. 
Medford, Walter (dean), #^//j, 320. 
Medyll, John, Shepton Mallet, 157. 
Merifeld, John, Metis, 241. 
Merifeld, Margery, Z*4'/* 0// Afendip, 

166. 



360 



$omer*et WiilU. 



Merifeld, Nicholas, Leigh on Mendip, 

158. 
Michell, Richard, Long Sutton, 101. 
Michell, Thomas, Canning ton, 51. 
Mil ward, Henry, Batcombe, 220. 
Mohun, Lady Joan, Canterbury, 302. 
Mompesson, Drew, Bathampton, 1. 
Mompesson, John, Bathampton, II. 
Moone, VVm., Henstridge, 257. 
Morrys, Roger, Croscombe, 205. 
Moyn, John (archdeacon), Taunton, zyj. 



N. 

Nedys, Robert, Congresbury, 82. 
Nedys, Wm., Congresbury, 23. 
Nele, John, Keynsham, 113. 
Nethway, John, Taunton, 42. 
Nethway, Wm., Taunton, 177. 
Newman, Richard, Litton, 180. 
Newton, Richard (knt.), Yatton, 352. 



O. 

Orchard, Thomas (elk.), Evercreech, 145. 
Orgley, John, Afarston, 87. 



Paris, Alice, Chard, 202. 

Paris, John, Chewsloke, 193. 

Paris a/j. Acourt, John, Chard, 219. 

Parnell, Robert, Beckington, 33. 

Passewater, Robert (elk.), Sandford 

Or cas, 316. 
Paty, Richard, /¥//**, 125. 
Pauncefote, Henry, Somerset, 217. 
Pemberton, Robert (elk.), Wells, 40. 
Pembroke, Thomas, Bridgwater, 39. 
Perrott, Hugh, N, Curry, 335. 
Pers, Simon, Dunster, 175. 
Peryn, John, Wellington, 137. 
Pester, Alexander, Af. Perrott, 234. 
Petygrew, Agnes, Publow, 2. 
Peyton, Thomas, Bedminster, 175. 
Philips, Richard, Bruton, 134. 
Philpys, William, AiM, 338. 
Piper, Thomas, Cwrry Rivel, 122. 



Poole, John, W. Harptree, 153. 
Portman, John, Orchard, 211. 
Postell, Richard (canon), Sarum, 297. 
Prows, John, Chard, 233. 
Pykman, John (elk.), Minehead, 39. 
Pyne, Richard, Almsford, 59. 



Q- 

Quarre, Margaret, Shepton Mallet, 211. 
Quarre, Richard, Shepton Mallet, 210. 



R. 

Retford, John (elk.), Wedtnore, 43. 

Robyns, John, Metis, 225. 

Rodney, John (knt.), Rodney Stoke, 227. 

Rogers, George, Langport, 232. 

Roper, Henry, Taunton, 356. 

Rose, John, Frorne, 146. 

Rowsewill, William, AT/7/ Farrance, 214. 

Roynon, William (esq. ), Compton Martin, 

155- 

Rumpayn, Rich., Zfe Abbots, 354. 
Ryngeston, John, ifaM, 143. 



St. Lo, John (esq. ), Chew, 346. 

St. Lo, Nich. (gent.), Keynsham, 116. 

St. Lo, Nich., Chew, 125. 

St. Maur, Ela, Stavordale, 309. 

St. Maur, Elizabeth, Glastonbury^ 72. 

St. Maur, William (knt.), Glastonbury % 

48. 
Salopia, Ralph de (bishop), Wells, 286. 
Samborne, Robert (canon), Wells, 287. 
Sambrooke, Tho., Compton Martin, 337. 
Samford, William, Bruton, 50. 
Sammell, John, Metis, 345. 
Saunder, John, Bridgwater, 97. 
Saunders, Tho., Chewton, 279. 
Sawell, Tho. (elk.), Maperton, 85. 
Selwode, William, Chard, 194. 
Seme, Joan, Shepton Mallet, 261. 
Serne, John, Shepton Mallet, 63. 
Serry, John, Winsham, 235. 
Seward, Henry (esq.), Chilcompton, 266. 



Ifn&er of Creator*. 



361 



Shepard, Robert, Bruham, 59. 
Skidmour, Henry (elk.), Hardington, 

149 
Smyth, John, Leighton Mendip, 120. 
Smyth, William, Blagdon, 140. 
Soper, Thomas, Yeoviiton, 239. 
Spike, George (knt. ), E. Dowlish, 275. 
Speke, John (knt.), Whitelackington, 189. 
Speke als. Colshill, Elizabeth, White- 

lackington, 195. 
Spekynton, William (elk.), Doulting, 127. 
Stafford, Lady Elizabeth, Abbot sbury, 304. 
Stafford, Humph, (knt.), Abbotsbury, 312. 
Stanter, William, Wanstrow, 68. 
Stenyng, Edw., Selworthy, 235. 
Storowe, John, Chew, 237. 
Stourton, William (lord), Stourton, 214. 
Stradlynge, John, Kelston, 108. 
Strete, John (elk.), Chard, 121. 
Strete, Thomas, Metis, 269. 
Stroude, Alice, Somerton, 141. 
Sturrage, John, Keynsham, 27. 
Style, Henry, Frome, 187. 
Summaster, William (elk.), fffc/Zr, 62. 
Sutton, Henry (elk.), Mine head, 4. 
Swalowe, William, Glastonbury, 23. 
Sydenham, Alexander (esq.), N. Pether- 

ton, 221. 
Sydenham, George, Sarum, 215. 
Symson, William, Porlock, 256. 



T. 

Tanner, John, Wincanton, 122. 
Taverner, William, Burrington, 160. 
Thoriton, John, Camley, 308. 
Thykk, John, Bayford, 203. 
Togwell, Alison, Taunton, 137. 
Togwell, John, Taunton, 124. 
Tomyowe, Tho. (canon), fKr/Zr, 193. 
Tose, John, Taunton, 25. 
Touker, William, Milborne Port, 151. 
Tower, John (elk.), @«a?« CVzm*/, 78. 
Trapp, Nich., Wells, 107. 
Trapp «/>. Adam, Alice, Wells, 129. 
Tremayll, Tho. , Cannington, 1 16. 
Trevelyan, John (knt. ), Nettlecombe, 197. 
Trott, John, Schvorthy, 105. 
Tutt, Thomas, Frome, 208. 
Tyler, John, Wells, 159. 



U. 

Upcot, Thomas, Dunster, 60. 
Upton, John de (canon), Wells, 291. 

V. 

Verney, John (esq.), Fairfield, 102. 
Viall, James (esq.), Claverham, 115. 
Vowell, John (elk.), Wells, 36. 

W. 

Wade, Thomas (elk.), Wells, 77. 
Wadham, John (knt.), llminster, 28. 
Wadham, John (elk.), Merifield, 48. 
Wadham, Margaret, llminster, 196. 
Wadham, William, Combe Flory, 76. 
Walber, John, Taunton, 152. 
Waller, John (elk.), Chedzoy, 74. 
Waryng, John, Worle, 282. 
Watson, Thomas (elk.), Crrdukerne, 224. 
Webbe, John, Winford, 179. 
Webbe, Richard, W. Harptree, 122. 
Webbe, Thomas, Winford, 163. 
Webbe, Walter, Chewstoke, 226. 
Wederton, John, Taunton, 227. 
Welshote, Tohn, JH?//j, 199. 
West, Reginald (sub-dean), Wells, 183. 
White, Simon, Bridgwater, 281. 
Whityngdale, Tho., llminster, 2. 
Widewe, Robert (subdean), Welts, 88. 
Witdecombe, John (gent.), Martock, 262. 
Wood, John, Taunton, 61. 
Woode, John (elk.), Bath, 37. 
Woodward, William, Bath, 171. 
Wyllet, Tho., C^<w, 123. 
Wytcome, John, Axbridge, 85. 
Wytcumbe, John, Axbridge, 91. 
Wyth, Maurice (knt.), Port bury % 288. 



Yerbery, Lawrence, Batcombe, 188. 
Yng, John, Croscombe, 162. 
Yng, John, Shepton Mallet, 212. 



Zouch, John (lord), Stavordale, 241. 
3 A 



INDEX RERUM. 



A. 

Action at law, 29. 
Advowees, 172, 239. 
Aisles : — 

St. Anne (Croscombe), 209. 

St. Botulph (Taunton Priory), 30. 

St. George (Bath, St. James), 143. 

Holy Trinity (Croscombe), 109. 

(Dunster), 192. 

(Minehead), 248. 

(St. Cuth., Wells), 159. 

B.V.M. (Chard), 194. 

(Combe Flory), 253. 

(Curry Mallet), 208. 

(Henstridge), 186. 

St. Thomas Cant. (W. Harptree), 153. 

New aisle (Chard), 355. 

(E. Dowlish), 275. 

(Dunster), 60. 

(Langport), 3. 

South aisle (Bruton), 191, 207. 

(Selworthy), 235. 

Four aisles (Burton-on-Trent), 224. 
Alabaster, 281. 
Ale, a penny for, 147. 
Almery, 83. 
Almshouse : — 

(Beckington), 33. 

(Wells), 44, 201. 

(Yeovil), 255. 
Altarcloths of white damask, 99. 
Altars :— 

B.V.M. 
Bridgwater, 281. 
Bristol, St. Thomas, 105. 
Bruton, 191. 
Burrington, 160. 
Chard, 219, 226. 



Altars — continued : — 

Ditcheat, 189. 

Frome, 208. 

Glaston. St. John, 23. 

Mells, 58. 

Shepton Mallet, 204. 

S. Petherton, 340. 

Stoke, St. Michael, 206. 

Wells Cathedral, 286. 
Cross (Buckland Priory), 102. 
Holy Cross (Ilminster), 3, 196. 

(Wells Cathedral), 167. 
Jesus (St. C. Wells), 129. 
St. Andrew (Frome), 208. 
St. David (Wells Cathedral), 167. 
St. Edmund (Wells Cathedral), 294. 
St. Erasmus (St C. Wells), 159, 202. 
St. John Baptist :— 

(Shepton Mallet), 212. 

(St. C. Wells), 129. 
St. Katherine (St. Michael, Bath), 

326. 

(Chard), 226. 

(St. Anthony, London), 

(Mells), 58. 

(St. C. Wells), 160, 168, 

199, 201, 253. 

(Ubley), 177. 

(Yeovil), 255. 

St. Nicholas (Glaston St. John), 23. 

(Pensford), 2. 

Morrow Mass altar (Sarum), 1 1. 

Sepulchre altar (S. M. M. Taunton), 
25. 
Ambo, 169. 
Ambulatory, 25. 
Amyce, 184. 
Anchoress, 161, 224, 300, 330. 



ivititi' 3&erum. 



363 



Anniversary, 191, 217, 219. 


Beads :— 


Antistes, 189. 


amber, 199, 231 


Apostle spoons, 112, 195. 


white amber, 133. 


Apparel, 266. 


christian, 269. 


Apprentice, 88, 179, 326. 


corall, 61, 86, 138, 271, 292, 343. 


Aquarium, 292, 306. 


with gauds of gold, 310. 


Anmathea, Joseph of, his chapel at 


with gauds of silver (9 setts), 79. 


Glastonbury, 49. 


ivory (5 setts), 133. 


Armour : — 


Bishop Lacy's, 134. 


Arblast, 342, 343. 


half a psalter, 138. 


Arrows, 119, 156, 273. 


Beadstones, 195. 


Baselard, 319, 355. 
Brigandiers, 148, 156, 307. 


Beamlight, 108, 329. 


Beauty colour, 183, 200. 


Buckler, 222. 


Bed:— 


Complete suit of, 109. 


of Baudekyn, 324. 


Cuirass, 324. 


blue worsted, 307. 


Dagger, 109. 


diapered with flowers, 307. 


Doublet of defence, 335, 342. 


feather, 156. 


Greaves, 109. 


flock, 181. 


Haberion, 341. 


of green silk, 303. 


Mayle, 156. 


a hanging, of birds, 341. 


Pole axe, 341. 


joined, 19. 


Salett, 156, 341, 343. 


with stags and hares, 323. 


Splynt, 156. 


truckle, 54. 


Spurs, 109. 


with wodewoses, 300. 


Sword, 109, 222, 341. 


Bedeman, 177, 194. 


Toga divisa, 220. 


Bederoll, 100, 240, 284. 


Toga graveta, 86. 


the common, 258. 


Arms : — 


Sunday, 219, 315, 338, 339. 


A chevron between 3 buckets, 40. 


Bedler people, 353. 


Crampetts, 184. 


Bedred men, 340. 


Libertts head, 133, 250. 


Bee, 13, 30, 195. 


Portcullis and rose, 250. 


Beef, 149. 


Aundirons, 148, 269, 307. 


Bellman, 201. 


Aves, to say five, 183. 


Bells:— 


Avete, 72. 


casting of a, 226. 




great, of Henton, 122. 




of Keynsham, 116. 


B. 


a new, 43, 160, 165. 


three new, 353. 




to ring for a month, 12, 339. 


Banker, 322. 


to ring at anniversary, 321. 


Banner of St. George, 198. 


a solemn peal, 147. 


Banneret, 183. 


of Shepton Mallet, 238. 


Basins and Ewers : — 


tenor, 229. 


of berell, 335. 


treble, 122. 


with 3 fleeces of wool, 73. 


Benefactors, obit of, 231. 


with rose, 337. 


Bittern, claw of a, 174. 


with shield, 337. 


Blanket cloth, 164. 


Batreware, 34. 


Bombicinum, 204. 


Bathe oxen, 123. 


Bonnet, 175. 



3*4 



&onurget HUlUf. 



Books : — 

Antiphoner, 229, 354. 

Archidiaconus in Rosar, 351. 

Bartholomeus de prop, rerum, 351. 

Bible, 14, 35, 62, 295, 304, 351. 

Boccaccio, 20. 

Bowhik, Henry, 351. 

Canon Law, 2, 290. 

Canterbury Tales, 20. 

chained, 29. 

Chronicles, 133. 

Civil Law, 2, 292, 296. 

Clementynes, 184. 

Constitutions, 292. 

Crescenciis, P. de* 351. 

Decrees, 290, 324. 

Decrements, 224. 

Decretal, 184, 290, 324, 350. 

Digestum vetus et novum, 292. 

Gregorii in moralibus, 295. 

Hugh de Vilien, 35. 

Innocents, 290, 292. 

Januensis, 324, 351. 

Legend of the Saints, 303. 

Magistrum sentenciarum, 318. 

Mass-book, 163, 282. 

in text hand, 240. 

imprinted, 84. 

notatum, 290. 

De Meditacionibus — 

Anselmi, 317. 

Bernardi, 318. 

Passionis Christ i, 317. 
Nicolas de Lira, 287, 325, 350. 
Novella, John in, 352. 
Ordinal, 293, 315, 317. 

with painted pictures, 303. 

Parisiens de viciis, etc. , 35. 
Pars oculi, 293, 295. 
Poly cron icon, 1. 
Pontifical, 328. 
Portuous, 29, 174, 217. 
Post ill, 286. 
Pricksong, 84. 
Psalter, 1, 295, 303. 
Ridelygger, 304. 
Royal Statutes, 292. 
Rubrum, 303. 
Sabarell, F. de, 351. 
Sermons, 62, 316. 
Sexten, 184, 290, 293, 352. 



Books — continued : — 

Speculum Judiciale, 292. 

Summa Summarum, 295. 

Tabulae diversorum librorum, 35. 

William de Monti bus, 315. 
Box, St. Mary Magd., 53, 250. 
Brass on tombstone, 275. 
Brewhouse, 19. 
Brewing vessels, 156. 
Bridges, repair of, 330. 

Blakeburgh (Taunton), 26. 

Flood, 32. 

Hythe (Kent), 312. 

He Abbots, 354. 

Midford, 333. 

Pfyppys, 71,81. 

Tone, 37. 

Tong (Devon), 133. 
Brigauntes, 307. 
Bruton : — 

church house, 148. 

Free school, 99, 182. 

new south aisle, 191. 

under parish church, 190. 

lay brother in abbey of, 18 1. 
Butts, 98. 



C. 

Caldron, 10S, 156, 341. 
Canopy of altar, 146, 193. 

of bed, 5. 

Cater, 177. 
Catour, 297, 324. 
Chafer, 341. 
Chain : — 

of gold, 235. 

with 86 links, 277. 

with Agnus Dei, 112. 

worth £ 1 7, 222. 

with a cross, 102. 
Chalice, 192, 307. 
Challengers, 28. 
Challonez, 307. 
Chantry, 107, 154, 325. 
Chargers, 295, 308, 337, 341. 
Chasuble, 107. 
Chatell land, 27. 
Cheese, 265. 
Chief rent, 69. 



faitlty JDLerum. 365 


Church house, 148. 


Cloth — continued : — 


Cle, 174 {Preface). 


Ray, 321. 


Cloth , Fabric s t etc. : — 


Russet, 13, 41, 173. 


Arras, 297, 341. 


Sad tawney, 173. 


Bawdekyn, 250, 322, 324. 
Bord Alexander, 348. 


murrey, 199, 200. 


Sarcenet, 13, 150, 175, 206, 284. 


Buckram, 176, 252, 341. 


Satin : — 


Canvas, 299. 


Bruges, 11. 


Cendal, 59, 333. 


checked, 182. 


Chamlet, 23, 86, 150, 173, 176, 182, 


Cyprus, 173, x»4- 


196, 252. 


tawney, 196. 


Cloth :— 


Say, 23, 184, 285. 


blanket, 164. 


Serge, 227. 


Bridgwater, 32, 34. 


Silk, 12, 86, 145. 


Bristol, 27. 


of Bruges, 23. 


carpet, 237. 


Tartaryn, 321, 322, 324, 340. 


coat, 241. 


Tawney, fine, 196. 


cressecloth, 24. 


Tissue, 55. 


de le Freers, 99. 


Velvet, 14, 25, 37, 53. 


half-cloth, 281. 


Violet ingrained, 59, 196, 200, 263. 


of gold, 150. 


Woollen, 58. 


Cyprus, 312. 


Worsted, 25, 174, 206. 


Lucca, 312. 


Clothmaking, craft of, 234. 


Pariswork, 293, 306, 322, 324. 


Cobbe at Lyme, 26. 


gown, 152, 194, 241. 


Coffer of Cyprus, 200. 


London, 163, 239. 


made in Bruton, 250. 


Kent, 59. 


spruce, 250. 


Norfolk, 250. 


Coin, 50, 198, 236, 289. 


Ramacate, 312. 


Coins : — 


Raynes, 300. 


angelett, 274. 
arditus, 64. 


stained, 303, 307. 


Taunton, 32, 138. 


Bordeaux franc, 66. 


undressed, 333. 


crusade, 184. 


warecloth, 138, 152. 


grote, 121. 


Cloths, four whole, 71. 


mark, 286. 


Cotton, 185. 


noble, 112, 316, 340. 


Damask, 31, 53, 86, 99, 145, 182, 


penny, 255. 


196. 


royal, 36, 184. 


Diaper, 18, 184. 


scutum, 64. 


Dornix, 184, 271. 


sovereign, 100. 


Dowles, 138. 


Turonensis, 64. 


Frieze, 53. 


Collakes, 307. 


Fustian, 173, 250. 


Collect :— 


Holland, 22. 


Deus qui es nostra Redempcio, 310. 


Lawn, 22. 


Fidelium, 244. 


Liere, 333. 


Collipendium, 206. 


Linen, 187, 322. 


Collobium, 349. 


Lokeram, 37, 138. 


Common chest, 132. 


Murrey, 201. 


Commons, 217, 291. 


Muster deviles, 121, 206. 


Conable, 3. 


Puke, 13, 262. 


Conditts, 333. 



366 



domtrtfet WlilU. 



Consecrated, gown in which I was, 

295. 
Conversi, 24. 

Cope with testator's mark, 25. 
Corpus Christi, 147. 
Corse (see Girdle). 
Coterells, 156. 
Counterborde, 156. 
Counterpoint, with image of B.V.M., 

250. 

of verdor, 252. 

Cow, price of a, 48, 140, 151. 

Crampetts, 184. 

Crede, 183. 

Cross of wood and stone, 42. 

Crossbow, 1. 

Crosselace, 18. 

Crucible, 293. 

Crucifix, 45, 58, 61. 

Crypt, 302. 

Cumyn, 69. 

Cups and Covers : — 

ale, 251, 252. 

ape trull, 144. 

of Berell, 335. 

biker, 292. 

chased pece, 20, 106, 324, 349. 

colymbeine, 93. 

de Morshill, 133. 

called Bolle, 288, 339. 
Goblet, 337. 
Malvesy, 114. 
Myghell, 198. 
Nutte, 61, 70. 
Rose, 19, 144, 185, 205, 341, 

349. 
Wassayle, 335. 
pounce pece, 204, 315. 
swagid, 13, 262. 
with bagpipes, 40. 
with branches, 193. 
with 3 buckets, 40. 
with a bird, 54. 
with crowns, 40. 
with an eagle, 199, 323. 
with a horse, 198. 
with a lion, 200. 
with lions, 70. 
with a man, 200. 
with a tabbit, 62. 
with a tiger, 112. 



Cups and Covers — continued : — 
with vines, 324. 
with 3 wise men, 335. 
with stones in the knapp, 340. 
with image of the Holy Trinity, 330. 
with a plain foot, 70. 
with arms, 40, 62, 193, 250. 

crampetts, 184. 

portcullis, 250. 

libertts heads, 250. 

standing, 210, 225, 250, 263, 341. 

with flowers, 185. 

of plain work, 185. 



D. 

Danger to be in toward, 27. 
Dedications {different from modern). 

Chew Stoke (St. Nicholas), 135. 

Coleford(B.V.M.), 166. 

Combwich (St. Leonard), 230. 

Curry Mallet (All Saints*, 223. 

Curry North (B.V.M.), 336. 

Henstridge (St. Michael), 186,, 257. 

Horrington (St. Leonard), 284. 

Keynsham (Holy Trinity), 27. 

Lufton (St. James), 142. 

Nunney (B.V.M.), 126. 

Sandford orcas (B.V.M.), 19. 

Sel worthy (B.V.M.), 105. 

Winsham(B.V.M.), 80. 
Delay, 40. 
Denfote, 333. 
Devotion Light, 181, 193. 
Dilapidations, 184, 260. 
Dole penny, 147. 

halfpenny, 31. 

Domicella, 297. 

Domicellus, 293, 325. 

Domicile, 85. 

Dominica in Albis, 185. 

Dorser, 297, 300, 307. 

Doublet, that I was wedded in, 284. 

Dowell Light, 187/2, 228. 

Down, pillows of, 250. 

Dunster Priory, Prior and 3 monks there, 

139. 
Dyeing vat, 2, 188, 269. 



litter fttrum. 



3 6 7 



E. 


Gaol at N. Curry, 211. 




Garded, 150, 173, 285. 


Eared dishes, 156. 


Gardevyaundes, 341. 


East, wise men from, 335. 


Garnish : — 


Easter taper, 147. 


a complete, 19, 148. 


English priest, 182, 222. 


half a, 25, 284. 


Enterclose, 4. 


counterfete, 183. 


Exhibition of poor Scholars at Oxford, 


newest, 184, 341. 


7, 134, 296. 


Geese, 207. 




Genofer, 91. 




Geobbes, 342. 


F. 


Gipser, 323. 




Girdle :— 


Farthing bread, 90, 178. 


a corse of gold, 13. 


Fee simple land, 4, 27. 


a powder corse, 71. 


Fineable land, 54, 89, 218. 


a purple corse, 79. 


Firetongs, 307, 333. 


a sangwyn corse, 207. 


Fish, 172, 341. 


a venice corse, 79, 195. 


Forenst, 99. 


harnest with silver, 161. 


Forsett, 22. 


with gilt hemes, 178. 


Founders, 242, 281. 


harnest with gold, 249. 


Freehold land, 157, 215, 223. 


of moiry, 138. 


French priest, 182. 


of murrey, 161. 


Frontal, 23, 321. 


with pendant and buckle, 238, 324. 


Counter, 321. 


with broken pendant, 97. 


Funeral custom (Sarum), 215. 


Glasing, 29, 53, 87, 231, 280. - 
Glover s house, 98. 


Furs, 80, 159, 182. 


beaver, 319. 
black, 184, 355. 


Godchildren named after godfather, 213. 


Graduate to say a sermon, 263. 


bugge, 150, 196, 236, 237. 
calabre, 12, 319. 


Grammar School, 73. 


Grinding stone, 207. 


conyng, 305. 


Grypesey, 334. 


fox, 155, 173, 176, 200, 281. 


Guildhall:— 


foynes, 88, 125, 174. 


Bath, 148. 


grey, 195, 295, 305, 319. 


Bristol, 309. 


cristy, 306. 




puryd, 306. 




lamb, 59. 


H. 


black, 5, 13, 68. 




white, 142, 223. 


Habit, 169. 


lettice, 196. 


Hale, 341. 


martrons, 5, 12, 14, 250. 


Halffendele, 231. 


miniver, 195, 200, 305. 


Hanging : — 


otter, 308. 


with lions, 303. 


shank, 13, 174, 200, 250, 252. 


ysMyned, 303. 




Heifer to find a light, 23. 




Herce, 352. 


G. 


Hermits, 88, 224, 304, 306, 315. 



Gable window, 53. 
Gage, 30, 62, 185, : 



Hinds plough, 73, 276. 
Hoggester, 156. 
Hoggs, 75. 



368 domertfet WOT*. 


Holy Spirit, 237. 


/wages — continued : — 


Holy water, clerk, 76, 121, 152. 


B.V.M. (Stawley), 270. 


pott, 45, 292. 


(St. Cuth. Wells), 172. 


stokke, 45> 355- 


Salutation of (Wells Cath.), 


stoop, 143. 


291. 


Hoop, 13, 112. 


" De le Peler " (Publow), 2. 


Hopolondum, 293. 


In the crypt (Canterbury), 


Horses : — 


302. 


ambler, 123, 198, 230, 249, 341. 
bay nag, 184. 


At the font (Shepton Mallet), 

211. 


gelding, 142, 249, 335. 


St. Mary Magd. (Bath), 160. 


gray, 190. 


St. Michael (Brushford), 256. 


horsebests, 188. 


(Crewkerne), 224. 


mares of Cornwall, 198. 


St. Osmond (Sarum), 11. 


of Rowdon, 198. 


St. Paul (Maperton), 85. 


named Cutt, 314. 


St. Peter (Almsford), 59. 


Simon, 230. 


St. Sebastian (Bridgwater), 281. 


palfrey, 323. 


Images on plate, etc. : — 


roan, 190. 


Archangels, 294. 
St. Andrew, 45, 295. 


sorell, 249. 




Holy Cross, 99. 




Holy Trinity, 330. 
St. John Evan., 99. 


I. 




St. Katharine, 295. 


Image of alabaster, 281. 


B.V.M., 99, 295, 348. 


Imagery work, 250. 


St. Paul, 45, 200. 


Images : — 


St. Peter, 45. 


St. Andrew (Wincanton), 27. 


Indulgences, 136, 169. 


St. Anne (Croscombe), 210. 




St. Botulph (Taunton Priory), 52, 

356. 
St. Congar (Congresbury), 23. 




J- 


St. Helen (Portbury), 108. 




Holy Rood (Wells Cathedral), 40, 77. 


Jerome, St., 72. 


Holy Trinity (Stckegomer), 83. 


Jerusalem, brief for, 329. 


St. James (Croscombe), 109. 


Jeivels : — 


(Henstridge), 257. 


Agnus Dei, 112. 


(St. Cuth. Wells), 43. 


broche of gold, 250. 


St. John Baptist (Maiden Newton), 


collar of gold, 30. 


314. 


diamond, 340. 


St. John Evan. (Milborne Port), 151. 


gold ring with T, 200. 


B.V.M. (Brushford), 256. 


heart of gold, 174, 252. 


(Bruton Priory), 129. 


pearls, 195, 258. 


(Croscombe), 205, 261. 


rock ruby, 112. 


(Frome), 262. 


triangle of gold, 250. 


(Leigh on Mendip), 120. 


turquoise, 93, 112, 342. 


(Mells), 213. 


tabelett, 134. 


(Mudford), 272. 


tabula of gold, 311. 
Josceline, grave of Bp., 88. 
Joseph of Arimathea, his chapel at 


(Sandford Orcas), 68, 316. 


(Sarum Cathedral), 11,317. 


— (Shepton Mallet), 211. 


Glastonbury, 49. 



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369 



K. 

Kalendar (Bedcroll). 

of the high altar, 284. 

of our Lady brotherhood, 284. 

Kettle, 338. 
Kirtle, 196, 252. 
Knitter, 268. 



Lammasse (Ad vincula S. Petri), 185. 
La t ten, 342. 
Lavatory, 3, 244, 276. 
Lavenders, 133, 185. 
Lazar houses, 276. 
Lead, 79, 355. 

Lections (nine and three), 165. 
Lent, confessions in, 17. 
Lerneman, 151. 
Lights and Stores : — 
All Saints (Frome), 146. 

(Selworthy), 106. 

All Souls (Nettlecombe), 197. 
St. Andrew (Frome), 146, 187. 

(Withipool), 198. 

St. Anthony (Nettlecombe), 197. 
B.V.M.— 
Ashbrittle, 63. 
Carhampton, 142. 
Dunster, 131, 158, 193. 
Frome, 146, 187, 228. 
Milborne Port, 38. 
Minehead, 128. 
Nettlecombe, 197. 
S. Petherton, 50. 
Selworthy, 235. 
Wincanton, 272. 
Withipool, 198. 
Wrington, 35. 
B.M. de Bowe (Frome), 228. 
B.M. of Pity (Frome), 228. 
St. Christopher (Carhampton), 142. 

(Frome), 187, 228. 

St. Clement (Frome), 228. 
St. Cullanus (Luccombe), 268. 
St. Dubricius (Porlock), 268. 
St. Erasmus (Nettlecombe), 197. 
St. George (Dunster), 131, 142, 158, 
193. 



Lights and Stores — continued : — 
St. George (Frome), 228. 

(Nettlecombe), 197. 

St. Giles (Frome), 228. 
High Cross — 

Ashbrittle, 63. 

Brading, 24. 

Carhampton, 142. 

Congresbury, 52, 82, 91. 

Dunster, 131, 142, 175, 181, 

Frome, 187, 228. 

Horsington, 86. 

Keynsham, 113, 116. 

Mells, 58. 

Nettlecombe, 197. 

Selworthy, 238. 

Wanstrow, 329. 

Wincanton, 272. 

Withipool, 198. 

Wrington, 35. 

Yatton, 171. 
Holy Trinity- 
Sutton Montague, 24. 

Stourton, 33. 
St. John Bapt.— 

Carhampton, 142. 

Dunster Priory, 142. 

Frome, 228. 

Nettlecombe, 197. 

Maiden Newton, 314. 
St. Katherine— 

Babington, 257. 

Chard, 139. 

E. Harptree, 135. 

Wanstrow, 329. 
St. Leonard (Milborne Port), 38. 
St. Lucy (Frome), 228. 
St. Martin (N. Perrott), 259. 
St. Mary Magd. (Frome), 187. 
St. Michael (Frome), 228. 
St. Nicholas— 

Carhampton, 142. 

Wanstrow, 329. 

Wincanton, 272. 

Wrington, 35. 
St. Olave (Porlock), 268. 
St. Radegund (Carhampton), 142. 
St. Salvator (Luccombe), 268. 
Beam Light, 109, 329. 
Dead Light (Brushford), 256. 

x B 



37° 



domtrtet UUH*. 



Lights and Stores— continued : — 


Measures — 




Dead Light (Dunster), 131, 139, 158, 


Bale, 61, 271, 272, 333. 




175- 


Broad yard, 201. 




Devotion Light (Dunster), 181, 193. 


Bushel, 108, 171. 




Dowell Light (Frome), 187, 228. 
Sepulchre Light (N. Perrott), 234. 


draft, 271. 




ell, 174. 




Soul Light (Frome), 146. 


hogshead, 89, 271. 




(Nettlecombe), 197. 


measure, 187. 




Standing light, 262. 


peck, 152, 177. 




Tapers, 11, 270. 


half a, 177. 




Four lights of a church (Preface). 


pipe, 66, 271. 




Livery (delivery), 56. 


potell pott, 341. 




Livery, 44, 294, 296, 301. 


stone, 316. 




of Abbot of Tewkesbury, 293. 


ton, 41. 




Looms, 232, 356. 


tun, 29. 
tunnel, 66. 
whay, 123. 
Medley, 185. 




M. 


Mells, school at, 225. 
Tower of, 345. 




Mader, 333. 


Memento, first, 88. 




Maleasen, diocese of, 68. 


last, 88. 




Malt, 147, 202, 340. 


Memory of souls, 213. 




Mantle, 164, 303, 305. 


Mill, 114. 




Market cross, 17. 


broke, 232. 




Marriage at church door, 90. 


grist, 180, 279. 




Masses — 


tucking, 124, 199. 




B.M.V., 276. 


Missal, name to be placed on, 205, 210, 


St. George, 276. 


211 (see Bederoll). 




Holy Ghost, 276. 


Moat with fish, 90. 




Holy Trinity, 154. 


Moggehouse, 150. 




St. Saviour, 154. 


Moiry, 138. 




nominis Jesu, 98, 151, 244. 


Month mind, 178, 213. 




five wounds, 54, 154. 


Moorman, 260. 




five joys of B.V.M., 154. 


Morse, 294. 




current, 8, 17, 31, 281, 350. 


Mortar, 25. 




matutinalis, 18, 293. 


Mortise, 72, 160, 248. 




morrow, 11, 293. 

by note, 244, 284, 321. 


Morts, 299. 




Mortuary, 27, 173, 252. 




pardon, 251. 


to church, 12, 226, 234. 




pulsatilis, 18. 


to lord, 226, 234. 




requiem, 3, 24, 26, 216, 244, 276. 


Motley, 150. 




scala cell, 276. 


Motto, 300. 




trental — 


Mowe, 123. 




St. Gregory, 22, 72, 277, 289. 


of rye, 258. 

Musk-ball, 112. 




great, 117, 281. 
lesser, 78. 




retaining or concurrent, 284. 
three hundred, 92. 


N. 






a thousand, 216. 


Naif, 291. 




two thousand, 6. 


Napery, 341. 





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37 » 



Nine lections, 165. 


Professed ring, 135. 


Notary papal, 311. 


Psalms of the Passion, 14, 54. 


Nun with a servant, 28. 


Psalter— 


Nysett, 22. 


B.V.M., 12, 2 1 6, 292, 322. 




Jesus, 13. 

St. Jerome, 72. 

a full, 322. 


O. 




singing, 185. 


Oaks, 54, 140. 


saying 4 times, 72. 


Oil, 271. 


Pulpito m, 171, 315, 339. 


Orange colour, 284. 


Purfled, 195, 249. 


Orfrays, 70. 


Purfle for a bonnet, 195. 


Organs, a pair of, 237. 


Purse, 314, 344. 


Otter skins, 308. 


Q. 

Quatuor tempora, 149. 


P. 


Pageaunt, 136. 


Quilts, 61, 341. 


Pagina, 327. 




Panella, 40, *j*j. 


R. 


Parchment, 240. 




Pardon, 136. 


Ramacate, 312 {Preface). 


Passion, Ring of the, 73. 
Passion Sunday, 182. 


Reader, 121. 


Red rose, 69. 


Paten with text, 307. 


Relics, chapel of (Sarum), 4. 


Pater noster, to say five, 183. 


Rood light in S. aisle, 235. 


Paxbred, 53, 106, 128, 143, 245, 335. 


Rood loft, 136, 174. 


Pear for powder, 292. 
Pennydole, 147, 241. 


Rotherbeasts, 188. 


Rust, spotted with, 347. 
Ryll, 282. 


Petty canon, 216. 


Pilgrimages, 30, 173. 




Pillar, our Lady of the, 2. 




Pin case, 195. 


S. 


Pinnacles, 31. 




Pittaunce, 12. 


Sacrament, offering to, 259. 


Pix, 348. 


taper for the, 326. 


Play, St. Mary Magd., 53, 250. 
Plebanus, 38, no. 


Saffron garden, 90. 


Saints : — 


Pomaunder, 262. 


Botuph, 30, 52, 356. 
Etheldred, 177. 


Pomp, burial without, 253. 


Poor woman, necessaries for, 130. 


Gollax, 174. 


Poset money, 147. 


Gonthal, 45. 


Pouch, 133, 200. 


Judewar, 238. 
Theoderie, 177. 


Powder-box, 292, 341, 342. 


Powder ermine, 71, 195. 


Salarium, 34. 


Prentice, 148. 


Sarcophagus, 108. 


Prickets, 50, 272. 


Scala celi, 276. 


Pricksong, 84. 


Scholars, 7, 134, 296, 303, 322, 340. 


Prisoners, 53, 126, 340. 


Scochon, 12. 


Procession way, 42. 


Sconse, 324. 



372 



Somerset milU. 



Scutum, 67, 76. 


Spruce borde, 83. 


Secreta, 310. 


Stocked (lined), 182. 


Senvye, 69. 


Stocke, 232. 


Sepulchre of Christ, 194, 234. 


Suffragan, 297. 


Sermon at burial, 263. 


Sunday, to be prayed for every, 25, 219 


Seven ages {Pre/ace). 


(see Bederoll). 


deadly sins, 322, 352. 


Superaltar, 324. 


wise men of Greece, 307. 




works of mercy, 352. 




Severey, ill. 


T. 


Ships : — 




Gabriel (Bridgwater), 64. 


Tabernacle for the Lord's Body, 327. 


Marie (Taunton), 66. 


Table of names on altar, 242. 


Mary Penrice, 172. 


Tablement, 199. 


Patrick, 172. 


Tailors' company, 126. 


Puppis, 128. 


Taper of wax, 251, 270. 


Ship coffer, 22, 250. 


Tapers, waste of, 201. 


Shirt, 192. 


Tapestry, 97, 252, 296. 


Shop, 70. 


under Bishop's feet, 297. 


Signet, 1. 


Tassa, 31 1. 


Sins, seven deadly, 322, 352. 


Taunton (St. Mary Magd.), new work in 


of the five senses, 322. 


S. part, 125. 


against the commandments, 322. 


cross service, 187. 


Sleeves, i75> 266. 


sepulchre service, 187. 


Smock, 261. 


Tawed, 308. 


Snuffers, 144. 


Tendrills, 156. 


Sparked cow, 285. 


Teyme, 146. 


Sperver, 341. 


Thomas, St. of Canterbury, bequest to, 


Spice plate, 144* 148, 295, 335. 


348. 


Spittall:— 


Timber, 314. 


Bath, 229, 333. 


Toga divisa, 220. 


Brut on, 229. 


graveta, 86. 


Hereford, 300. 


Tower, burial in, 270, 314. 


Langport, 229. • 


Towers : — 


Taunton, 26, 87, 229, 354, 


Bath (St. K.'s chapel), 57. 


Spoons : — 


Freshford, 179. 


angels, 28, 271, 284. 


Holborn (St. Andrew), 352. 


apostle, 112, 195. 


Langford Budville, 137. 


ends cut, 40. 


Mells, 145, 345. 


flat ends, 269. 


Orchard Portman, 211. 


gilt with arms, 133. 
Image of St. Anthony, 200. 


Spaxton, 334. 

Taunton (S.M.M.), 37, 40. 


St. Paul, 200. 


Wells Cathedral. 


knappesgilt, 182. 
liberdys hedes, 133. 


Bubwith, 328. 
Harewell, 327. 


Champion's mark, 210. 


West Buckland, 137. 


my mark, 210. 


Towys, 200. 


father's mark, 284. 


Trash of household, 54, 222. 


strawberries, 148. 


Trendle, 60. 


tips gilt, 183. 


Trental (see Masses). 


wodhowsis, 40. 


Trough, a stone, 274. 



Yntotf Hrrum. 



373 



Tnicker cloth, 269. 


Wax, 188, 251, 27a 


Trussing coffers, 103, 342. 


Weavers, 159, 228. 


Tucking mill, 124, 199. 


Wedding ring, 2, 135, 211, 261, 268. 


Tuckers, 159, 281. 


Weir (Minehead), 172, 220, 248. 


Tuckers sheers, 181, 207. 


(Twerton), 232. 


Turf, in holy, 76. 


Whay of wheat, 123. 




Whiche, 274. 




Whistle, 174. 


U. 


Whiting, 66. 




Whizltes, 61. 


Unction, sacrament of, 72, 347. 


Will, exors. to furnish copy of, 240. 


Under parish church (Bruton), 190. 


Wills, forged, 186. 


University of Oxford, bequest to, 224. 


Winter, clothing for, 339. 
Winters, priest for fifty-one, 20. 


Urna, 167. 




Woadvat, 269. 


V. 


Wodehowsis, 40, 300. 




Wodewyne, 269. 


Valectus corone, 158. 


Woodknife, 1, 342. 


Veil with flowers, 141. 


Wool, 72, 316. 


Verdure (tapestry), 97, 252. 


Wounds, five, 3, 54, 76, 154, 263, 294. 


with dogs, 97. 




Vestments : — 




with flowers, 70. 


Y. 


with corpses rising out of graves, 269. 




Vire pikes, 307. 


Yeoman of the Crown, 97. 




Yeomen (servants), 29, 45, 276. 


W. 


Yew tree, 258. 




Yoke, 313. 


Warecloth, 138, 152. 


Yomen shetes, 250. 


Waste, impeachment of, 218, 353. 


Yotinge vessel, 151. 



INDEX LOCORUM. 



Abbas Combe, 38 n. 

Abbotsbury, Abbey of, 186, 304, 312, 

315. 
Abdyke, Hundred of, 95. 
Abergwilly, College of, 353. 
Abingdon, Abbey of, 351. 

Almshouses, 99. 

St. Elen's ch., 99. 

St. Nicholas ch., 99. 

Aconbury (Heref.), Abbey of, 300. 

Acquitaine, 68. 

Adescombe, 104. 

Alforth, 43. 

Aller, St. Andrew's ch., 268. 

Allerton, 270. 

Almsford, St. Andrew's ch. , 59, 60. 

Alvyngton, manor of, 28, 29. 

Amesbury, Priory of, 11, 59. 

Ardington, 215. 

Artigamala, 66, 67. 

Arundel, 33. 

Ashbrittle, 63, 260, 261 «, 270. 

Ashburton (Devon), 330. 

Ashton, Long, 149, 302. 

Athelney, Abbey of, 28. 

Axbridge, 39 n, 85, 86, 92, 156, 170 «, 

192. 

St. John Bapt. ch., 91, 192. 

Axminster (Devon), 121. 



Babcary, 176, 240. 
Babington, 114, 225, 275. 

St. Margaret's ch. f 257. 

Backwell, 149, 169 n. 



Badgworth, 348. 
Balderton, 75. 
Bangor, ch. of, 317. 
Banwell, 76, 297. 
Barford St. Martin, 20. 
Barnstaple, 136. 

Almeslane, 136. 

Barrington, 340. 

Barrow, Priory of, 149, 169, 291. 

Barrowgurney, 149. 

Barrow, South, 176. 

Barton, 266. 

Batcombe, 188, 191, 220, 255. 

St. Mary's church, 256. 

Fraternity B.V.M., 220. 

(Dorset), 305. 

Bath, 47, 80, 146, 160, 290. 

Priory of SS. Peter and Paul, 37, 44, 
47, 57, 78, 161, 171, 231, 274, 294, 
338. 

chapel of B.V.M., 57, 108. 

St. Mary de Stall church, 146, 147, 
161, 171, 231, 326, 332, 354. 

chapel of St. Kath., 57, 80, 147, 

161, 171, 231. 

St. Mary next N. Gate, 37. 

St. Michael outside N. Gate, 57, 80, 
326, 338, 355. 

St. James' church, 108, 143. 

St. Kath.'s chapel in the Teyme, 146. 

House of St. John Bapt., 148. 

Cheap Street, 147. 

Deanery of, 146. 

Fulbroke's Rents, 232. 

Guildhall, 148. 

Spitalhouse, 229. 
Bathampton, 

St. Nicholas chapel, I, 1 1. 
Bathampton- Wely (Wilts.), 15. 



fritter ftocorum. 



375 



Bathealton, 270. 


Bratton, 75, 191. 




Batheaston, 148. 


St. Mary, 242. 




Bathford, 355. 


Brecnock, 161. 




Batysford, 75. 


Brecon, friars of, 354. 




Baunton, 43, 140. 


Bredon (Wore, die), 292. 




Bawdrip, 229. 


Brent, East, 4. 




Ford in, 88, 229. 


Bridestow, 330. 




Bayford, 203, 218, 273. 


Bridport, 194. 




Beckington, 33, 47, 72, 94, 274. 


Bridgnorth, friars of, 300. 




chapel of B. V. M. in church of, 47, 


Bridgwater, 27, 34, 39, 55, 64, 97, 


124, 


146. 


131, 208, 221, 231, 268, 281. 




almeshouse, 33. 


Friars Minors of, 3, 29, 39, 53, 65, 


Chepmanslade, 74. 


73. 87, 105, 117, 124, 155*207, 


229, 


Lele Rewe, 274. 


231, 242, 253, 263, 270, 276, 
287, 291, 312. 


281, 


Karsley, 274. 




Bedminster, 175. 


Hospital of St. John, 38, 65, 


230, 


Bedwin (Wilts.), 321. 


281, 343. 




Bere, 215. 


church of St. Mary, 131, 192. 




Berecrocombe, 223. 


St. Kath.'s aisle, 281. 




Berwell, 75. 


chapel of B.V.M., 97. 

Bridge, 65. 




Bettiscombe (Dorset), 319. 




Bibury (Glos.), 321. 


West Park, 97, 98. 




Binegar, 114, 153. 


Friars Street, 97. 




Bindon Abbey, 4, 181. 


North Street, 97. 




Birdecombe, 149. 


The Causey, 97, 98. 




Birgyn Mills, 32. 
Bishops Hull, 124. 


Glovers House, 98. 




North Gate, 90. 




Bishopston, 321. 


Torytonys House, 98. 




Bishporte, 175. 


The Butts, 98. 




Bisley (Glos.), 321. 


Brimpton, 215. 




Blackmoor (Cannington), 118. 


Bristol, 144, 168, 267, 308. 




Blackford, 85. 


4 orders of friars, 26, 47, 53 


73. 


Blagdon, 21, 134, 160, 165, 174, 177, 


81, 85, 126, 135, 146, 148, 149, 


155, 


238. 


159, 161, 188, 203, 207, 225, 263, 287, 


St. Andrew's church, 140. 


291 » 302, 319. 




Benley, 134. 


friars of our Lady, 270. 




Ilwyke, 134. 


temple friars, 263. 




Lachehouse, 134. - 


nuns of St. M. Magd., 114. 




Blakemore, 157. 


St. Stephen's church, 84. 




Bordeaux, 64, 68. 


St. Tho. Martyr church, 84, 105. 


St. Peter's ch., 64, 68. 


Broad Street, 308. 




4 orders of friars, 65. 


Guildhall, 309. 




friars observant, 64. 


Newgate, 126. 




Bowrehenton, 264. 


Redcliffe church, 346. 




Botevant (Yorks.), 46, 354. 


Redcliffe Street, 309. 




Box, 148. 


Broadhinton (Wilts), 73 n. 




Braden manor, 28. 


Broadwindsor (Wilts), 8, 259. 




Bradford on Avon, 180. 


Brockley, 171, 236. 




Brading, Fraternity of Jesus, 24. 
Bramfeld (Northamp.), 241, 247. 


Brodholme, nuns of, 340. 




Bromhulf, 312. 




Brasted (Kent), St. Martin's church, 40. 


Brompton Ralph, 140, 141. 





376 



domerfet BHtll*. 



Bruham, St. John Bapt. ch., 59, 191. 


Camel West, 145, 224, 240, 313. 


Brushford, 256. 


Camerton, 42. 


St. Michael's ch., 256. 


Camley, 188, 308. 


Bruton, 50, 98, 129, 134, 143, 159, 182, 


Can ford, 182. 


190, 207, 250, 254, 256, 261. 


Cannington, 119, 141, 230. 


Abbey, 181, 186, 191, 207, 251, 


Priory, 51, 119, 230, 291, 344. 


256. 


Church of B.V.M., 51. 


Priory, 4, 98, 129, 143. 


Trinity Brotherhood, 230. 


chapel of B.V.M., 50. 


Blackmoor, 118. 


parish church, 


Canonlegh Priory, 26, 132, 259, 319 


fraternity B.V.M. in, 98, 129, 


Canterbury, 30, 302. 


135, 191, 207. 


Church of Friars Minors, 230. 


new chapel of St. Mary, 1 29. 


Church of St. Gregory, 349. 


under parish church, 191. 

church no use, 148. 


Carhampton, 142, 175. 


St. John Bapt. Church, 142. 


Spitalhouse, 229. 


Carmarthen, Friars of, 354. 


Bubwith (Yorks), 328. 


Castle Cary, 181, 191. 


Buckland, 166. 


All Saints' Church, 60. 


Priory of St. John, 26, 29, 69, 102, 


Catherston (Dorset), 48. 


103, 104, 258, 330, 338. 


Cerne Abbey, 304, 315. 


St. Mary, 4. 


Chalton, 51. 


Dinham, 208, 273. 


Chapton, 155. 


West, 137, 270. 


Chard, 121, 194, 202, 219, 226, 233, 


Bullesden, Hundred of, 95. 


295> 355- 


Burdensballe, 219. 


Church of B.V.M. 121, 139. 


Burlescombe, 259, 270. 


Brotherhood of S. Kath., 249. 


Burmington, 313, 


Chardstock, 202. 


Burneham, East, 217. 


Charlton Camville, 50, 75, 85, 151. 


Burnet, 113. 


Mackerell, 348. 


Burrington, 160, 164, 238. 


Musgrove, 242. 


Burstock (Dorset), 319. 


Cheddar, 36, 130, 238. 


Burton Fery, church of Our Lady, 231. 


Chedzoy, 75. 


on Trent, 224. 


Chelvy, 149, 236, 291. 


Butcombe, 21. 


Chcriton Fitzpain, 132. 


St. Michael's church, 165. 


Cheseburgh, 304. 


Butleigh, 23, 266. 


Chesilborough, 206. 


Bygbie, 75. 


SS. Peter and Paul Church, 206. 


Byrfford, 215. 


Chester, Friars of, 300. 


Byrtown, fraternity of B.V.M. , 80. 


Cheswardine (Salop), 338. 


Byschford, 87. 


Chetwynd (Salop), 338. 




Chevyngton, 177. 


C. 


Chew Magna, 42, 123, 125, 165, 170, 


177, 201, 234. 


Cadbury North, 13 «. 


St. Andrew's Church, 169, 194, 237, 


South, 78. 


295> 346. 


Caistor (Lincoln), 35. 


Chapel of B.V.M., 42, 123, 125, 


Calne, 5. 


194, 212, 226, 234, 237, 267. 


Cambridge, 88. 


Church House, 125. 


University, 46, 318. 


Chewstoke, 156, 177, 226, 267, 346. 


House of St. Michael, 43. 


Chewton, 118, 156, 275, 279, 346. 
S. M. Magd. Church, 279. 


King's College, 46. 



1 



fifte? ftotorttm. 



377 



Chilcompton, 153, 233. 


Compton Martin, 122, 132, 155, 


177, 


St. John Bapt. Church, 266. 


190, 194, 338. 




Childfrome, 72. 


St. Michael's church, 


135, 


Chilton (Bucks), 107. 


155- 




Trinitv, 51. 


Pauncefoot, 85, 218, 255, 260. 




Cantelo, 145, 240. 


Durville, 95, 343. 




Chinnock, 123, 209. 


nr. Shaftesbury, 274. 




Middle, 7, 305. 


Congresbury, 81, 171, 173, 199, 237 




West, 206. 


St. Congar's church, 23. 

St. Michael's chapel, 23, 52 




Chapel of B.V.M., 206. 


82, 


Chipstable, 140, 270. 


91. 




Christ Church (Hants), Priory, 4, 33. 


Coripole, io, 250. 




Churchill, 347. 


Cornworthy Priory, 330. 




Clapton, 149, 155. 


Corston, 332. 




Clatworthy, 140, 319. 


Corton Dinham, 19, 24. 




Claverham, 115, 170. 


Cossington, 218, 230. 

Church of B.V.M., 87, 229. 




Claverton, 283. 




Clayhanger, 140, 270. 
Cleeve, Old, 6, 348. 


Cote, 264. 




Cothelstone, 73. 




Clevedon, 127, 149, 171. 


Covelee, 289. 




Clewer, 217. 


Coventry, Friars of, 300, 332. 




Clifton, 8. 


Cownte, 159. 




Clinton, 312. 


Cowyk convent, 132. 




Cloford, 126, 345. 


Creche, 215. 




Clyppesham, 241, 247. 


Crewkerne, 166, 259, 264. 




Clyve, 348. 


St. Barth. church, 120. 




Cocke, manor of, 178. 


Fraternity of H. Trin., 121, 


209, 


Cokewell nunnery, 75. 


224. 




Coker East, 8. 


Christian Malford (Glos.), ill. 




West, 8. 


Cricket, 276. 




Cole, manor of, 242, 248. 


Cricklade, 236. 

Croscombe, 83, 126, 162, 164, 203, 




Coleford, 225, 241. 


205, 


Chapel of B.V.M., 166. 


209, 261, 271. 




Colley (E. Harptree), 135. 
Colvereclose, 80. 


church of B.V.M., 109, 162, 


170, 


284. 




Columpton, 7. 


Crowell, church of, 305. 




Colyton, 315. 


Cucklington, St. Laurence church, 203. 


Combe Flory, 76, 253. 


Cudworth, 17a 




SS. Peter and Paul church, 152. 


Curry Mallet, 208. 




Chantry of B.M., 253. 


All Saints church, 223. 




Comb St. Nicholas, 4, 35, 354. 


chapel of St. James, 208, 223. 




Pyse Mersh, 4. 


Curry North, 6, 330, 335. 




Illaygh, 4. 


Rivel, St. Andrew's church, 122. 


Combwich, 230. 


Vicar's chapel, 123. 




St. Leonard's Chapel, 230. 


Curtysclose, 130. 




Colswil Barn, 231. 






Compton Dunden, St. Andrew's church, 






266, 313. 


D. 




Prebend of, 170 n. 






Episcopi, St. Andrew's church, 


Dartington, 260. 




270. 


Dinder, 203, 271, 284. 





3 c 



37« 



$onurttt VHfll*. 



Ditcheat, 99. 






Exeter, St. Patrick's church, 195. 


St. M. Magd. church, 189. 




black friars of, 132, 270, 314. 


Dittisham, 330. 






grey friars of, 132, 196, 314. 

St. Leonard's church, 330. 


Doniet, 4. 






Dorchester (Dorset), grey friars, 


79, 


St. Mary de Stappes, 330. 


181, 224, 242, 258, 304, 


312, 


3H» 


St. John's Priory, 132, 330. 

Hospital of St. M. Magd., 132. 


319. 






St. John's Hospital, 46. 






St. Nicholas' Priory, 133. 


Doulish East (Wake), 132, 275 


,278 






West, 276, 278. 








Doulting, 127. 






F. 


Fraternity of, 128. 








Downhead, 158, 241. 






Fairfield, 102. 


Drayton, 264. 






Farington, 233. 


Dulcote, 348. 






Farnborough, 312. 


Dunchidiock, 132. 






Farodon, 75. 


Dundry, 175, 347. 






Fichelden, 5. 


Dunkerton, 267. 






Fisherton (Wilts.), 1 1. 


All Saints church, 266. 






Fistaton, 75. 


Dunster, 60, 131, 139, 142, 


175, 


180, 


Fivehead, 264. 


302. 






Flaxbourton, 149. 


St. George's church, 60, 


109, 


139, 


Flintford, 274. 


158, 193. 






Fontell (Wilts.), 336. 


Freckford, 139. 






Ford Abbey, 319. 


Priory, 142. 






Ford Chantry, 88, 229. 
Fordington (Dorset), 298. 














France, Chartreux monastery, 41. 


E. 






Freshford, 179, 282. 

St. Peter's church, 2S2. 


Easton in Gordano, 82, 149. 






Fridaythorpe, 46 n. 


Ede, church of, 132. 






Frome Selwood, 92, 99, 145, 153, 187, 


Edgmond (Salop), 338. 






228, 264, 274. 


Edington Priory, 12, 219, 264, 


274. 




St. John's church, 146, 208, 257, 


Eigne (Heref.), 46. 






262. 


Elstow (Beds.) nunnery, 317. 






St. Andrew's chapel, 262. 


Enborowe, 233. 






Keyford, 228. 


Englishcombe, 165. 






Fulstone St. Peter (Wilts), 217, 219. 


Enmore, 29. 






Funtmell (Dorset), 254. 


St. Michael's church, 10. 






Fyffett, 153. 


chapel of, 10. 








Est Rugge (Taunton), 124. 








Eton College, 46, 216. 






G. 


convent of, 280. 








Evercreech, 145. 






Gillingham, 346. 


Exeter, 62. 






Glastonbury, 144. 


cathedial of St. Peter, 


132, 


193, 


Abbey, 72, 79, 91. 106, 159, 290. 


3U, 348. 






chapel of B.M., 74, 106, 142. 

St. Joseph's chapel, 48. 


Speke's chantry, 01 


• chapel of 


St. George, 189, 195, 277. 






St. John's church, 23, 79, 106, 128, 


vicars of, 133. 






159, 177- 


Almshouse, 189. 






chapel of St. Nich., 23. 



hxtity Xocorum. 



379 



Glastonbury, St. Benignus church, 23, 177. 


Holcombe (Devon ) 4 183. 




Gosebradon, 95. 


Holton, 218. 




Gregory Stoke, 166, 206. 


St. Nicholas church, 85. 




Greinton, 177, 264. 


Holway (Taunton), 124. 




Grimsby, nuns of, 75. 


Honicote, 105. 
chapel in, 236. 




H. 


Honiton (Devon), St. Michael's, ch. 
Hook (Dorset), 304, 312. 


,25. 


Hackum, 260. 


Stapelford (St. Giles), 304. 




Hadenham (Bucks), 107. 


Horrington, St. Leonard's church, 284. 


Hagbourne (Berks), 321. 


Horsington, 76, 86, 151. 




Halberton, St. Andrew's church, 169. 


Houghton (Northants.), 241, 247. 




Hales Abbey, 30. 


Houndeloo, 12. 




Halse, 103, 140. 


Huish Champflower, 107, 178, 270, 


319. 


Hambridge, 94. 


Episcopi, 79. 




Hamme, 4. 


Hulton Abbey (Staff.), 299. 




Hanging Stoke, 280. 


Hungerford Farley, St. Leonard's 


Hants, mother church of, 232. 


chapel, 283. 




Hardington, 29. 


Huntspill, 317. 




Hardington Mandeville, church of 
B.V.M., 149. 


Hurst, 289. 




Hurtill Diche, 32, 138. 




Hardington (near Frome), 274. 


Hutton, 257, 338. 




Harewell, 290. 


Hythe(Kent), 311. 




Harptree East, 41, 122, 155, 173, 177, 
189, 226. 


Hyweke, 132. 




Colley in, 188. 

Harptree West, 153, 155, 173, 177, 188, 

194. 
church of B.V.M., 122, 135, 346. 






I. 




Ilchester, 24. 




Hartrigge (Berks), 115. 


Friars Preachers, 3, 26, 29, 53 


>73> 


Haselbury, 209. 


105, 117, 126, 145, 180, 207, 


224, 


Hatch Beauchamp, 223. 


229, 242, 258, 262, 276, 287, 


291, 


Haydon, 58. 


304, 312, 314. 




Haywode, 190. 


Deanery of, 209. 




Heathfield, 140. 


Prisoners at, 53. 




Hemington, 225, 273, 328. 


Whitehall, 304, 312. 




Hendon, 254. 


He Abbots, 122, 223, 354. 




Henstridge, 257. 

St. Michael's church, 186, 257. 


He Brewers, 38, 122. 




Ilminster, 3, 38, 191, 219. 




Fraternity of B.V.M., 257. 


church of B.V.M., 2, 196. 




Hereford, 354. 


brotherhood of the cross, 3 


5o» 


friars of, 300. 


122, 196, 219, 249. 




Heme (Essex), 93. 
Heytesbury Almshouse, 12. 


chapel of St. Kath., 28. 

Chilworthy, 4. 






Hill Farrance, 214, 270. 

Hinton Bluet, 177, 188, 189, 267. 


Hillcombe, 4. 




Illaygh, 4. 




All Saints church, 135, 173. 


Pyse mersh, 4. 




Hinton Charterhouse, 47, 92, 109, 122, 


Ilton, 28, 30. 




146, 148, 161, 171, 203, 208, 225, 274, 


chapel of B. M. in church, 48. 




2«3, 331. 332, 338. 


Iltute, St., 231. 




Holcombe (Somerset), 275. 


Ipilpen, St. Andrew's church, 169. 





3 8o 



dotturtfet WiilU. 



J. 


Langport, Eastover, 264. 
Westover, 264. 








Jerusalem, 329. 


Larkfield (Kent), 324. 
Launden, 241, 248. 




Judewar, St., chapel of, 238. 






Laverton, 153. 






Layharne, 353. 
Lebenethe, 108. 




K. 






Leicester, St. Margaret's church, 348. 


Keinton, 266. 


Leigh on Mendip, 59, 149. 




Kelston, St. Nicholas church, 78, 108. 


St. Giles church, 120, 


158, 166, 


Kenn, 81, 236. 


225, 241. 




Kentcomb (Dorset), 305, 313. 


Alford Place, 206. 




Kewstoke, 282. 


Lichfield, friars of, 300. 




Keynsham, 27. 


Limerick, 66. 




abbey, 57, 113, 116, 346. 


Limmington, 151. 




church of H. Trin., 27. 


Lincoln, 35, 74. 




brotherhood, 113, 116. 


nuns of St. Kath., 75. 




Key worth, 12. 


Lincombe, 333. 




Kilmersdon, 153, 159, 225. 


Ling, 177. 




SS. Peter and Paul church, 275. 


Litelton, Stony, 267. 




Kilmington, 33. 


Littleton Drew, 12. 




Kilton, 36 n. 


Litton, 155, 173, 177, 188. 




Kingsbury, 22, 264. 


Prebendal church, 180. 




St. Martin's church, 22, 48. 


Llandaff, 335. 




chapel B. M. , 22. 


Llandocanysh, 353. 




Kingsteignton (Devon), 132. 


Llandussel, 353. 




Kingston Seymour, 81, 149, i7i» *77» 


Llanwennock, 353. 




236. 


Loders Priory (Dorset), 328. 




All Saints church, 32. 


London, 6, 13, 36, 74, 103, 


no, 116, 


Spencers land, 81. 


"7, "9, i55> 175. 201, 


202, 221, 


Kingston near Ilminster, 276. 


232, 235, 267, 271. 




Kingweston, 266, 329. 


St. Paul's Cathedral, 30, 


74- 


Kittisford, 270. 


Churches :— 




Knoll St. Giles, 249. 


Aldermanbury (B.V.M.), 


220. 


Kylcombe (Carmar.), 253. 


All Saints, 53. 

St. Andrew's, Holborn, 1 




Kymbridge, Brotherhood of All Saints, 


152. 


182. 


St. Anthony, 311. 
St. Botolph, 288. 






St. Bride, Fleet Street, 1 


16, 118. 


L. 


Our Lady of Bowe, 30. 
St. Clement, in. 




Lacock Abbey, 295. 


St. Gregory, 174. 




Lambroke, 196. 


St. John Zachary, 320. 
St. Laurence Jewry, 115. 
St. Mary at Hill, 312. 




Lamyat, 191. 




Langdon, 161. 




Langford, 12, 54. 


St. Matthew, 173. 




Budville, 137, 310. 


St. Sepulchre, 115. 




Langley (Herts) friars of, 334. 


St. Katherine, near Tower, 93, 


Langport, 66, 166, 229, 232, 262, 265. 
Heyrons chantry, 3, 107. 


96. 




St. John's Priory, 103. 




new aisle in church, 3. 


St. Barths. Priory, 334. 





fntttf locorum. 



381 



London, St. Thos. Hospital, 319. 


Mells, 59, 159, 241, 269, 273, 348. 


Aldermanbury, 221. 




St. Andrew's church, 21, 85, 213, 


Cheapside, 185. 




225. 


Fleet Street, 116, 1 18. 




B.M. chapel, 345. 


Friday Street, 173. 




St. Kath's. chapel, 58. 


Ludgate, 325. 




grammar school, 225. 


Newgate, 325. 




Memley, 163. 


Poplar, 324. 

Tower, 93, 96. 




Menethorp, 328. 
Merifielcl, 28, 48. 


houses of friars, 117, 


126, 300, 


Merriet, 50, 206. 


311. 




Messingham, 75. 


prisoners, King s Bench, 


126. 


Meyr, 35. 


Marshalsea, 126. 




Michaelchurch, 49. 


Newgate, 126. 




Midsomer Norton, 42, 153. 


Long Bredy (Dorset), 314. 




chapel B.V.M., 233. 


Long Deth, 236. 




Milborne Port, St. John Evan., church, 


Longland, 90. 




38- 


Long Sutton, 101. 




Wyke in, 151. 


Loxton, 329. 




Milton Abbey (Dorset), 304. 


Loyn Canterton, 20. 




Milton Clevedon, 144, 191. 


Luccombe, 268. 




Milverton, 29, 140, 141. 


Ludlow, friars of, 300. 




St. Michael's church, 237. 


Lufton, 142, 165. 




Minehead, 5, 39, in, 128, 221. 


St. James's ch., 142. 




St. Michael's church, 172. 


Lullington, 208, 282. 




Weir, 34, 220, 248. 


All Saints' church, 1 14. 




Mister ton, 209. 


Luton, 283. 




Monkeston (Hants), 93. 


Luxborough, 270. 




Monkton, West, 27. 


Lyde, 144. 




Montacute, 94, 166. 


Lydeard St. Laurence, 10, 36 


;/. 


Priory of SS. Peter and Paul, 29, 


Lymborough, 264. 




73, 165, 262. 


Lyme Regis, 26, 135. 




chapel of Jesus, 165. 


Fraternity of B.M., 135. 




Morebath, 215. 

Muchelney Abbey, 262, 306. 

Mudford, 145. 


M. 




church of B.V.M., 272. 


Maiden Bradley Priory, 11. 






Maiden Newton (Dorset), 314 


^• 


N. 


Maleasen, diocese of, 68. 






Maperton, 85, 218. 




Nailsea, 149, 150, 236. 


Marlborough, friars of, 242. 




Nempnet, 156, 165, 177, 194, 267. 


Marnhull (Dorset), 295, 316, 


329. 


Nethe, 231. 


Marston Magna, 19, 20, 10 1, 


164. 


Nethercompton, 19. 


church of B.V.M., 87, 164, 259. 


Netherstowey, 104. 


chapel of B.V.M., 


IOI. 


Nettlecombe, 198 «. 


Martock, 82, 263, 278. 




chapel of B.V.M. & St. George, 


chapel of B.M. in church of, 262. 


197. 


Witdecombe in, 265. 




Brotherhood B.M., 197. 


Marwode, 199. 




Newcastle, friars of, 300. 


Melbury, 238. 




Newchurch, 25. 



382 



£omer*et QBtll*. 



Newton Bushel, 133. 

North Curry, 6, 211. 

North Molton, 49. 

Northover, St. Andrew's church, 180. 

Norton Fitz warren, 136, 270. 

Norton sub Hamdon, 206. 

Norton Hautville, 32. 

Norton St. Philip, 279, 280. 

Norwich, 216. 

Notley Abbey (Bucks), 115. 

Nunney, 146, 261. 

All Saints church, 126. 

B.V.M. chapel, 126. 

Nympton episcopi, 132. 

O. 

Oborne, 19. 

Ogbourne, St. Andrew, 346. 

St. Giles, 346. 

Oke, 215. 

church house, 140. 

Olney (Bucks), 327. 
Orchard Portman, 211. 
Orchard (Dorset), 254. 
Osbrondesplace, 89. 
Otterford, 215, 345. 
Otterhampton, 230. 
Ottery, College of, 170. 
Overcompton, 19. 

Oxford, 7, 73, 88, 118, 133, 140, 195, 
252, 292, 296, 315, 318, 325, 327. 

University of, 224. 

Colleges : — 

All Souls, 217, 349. 

Exeter, 132. 

Lincoln, 35. 

Merton, 5, 318. 

New, 44, 108. 

Oriel, 169, 260, 286. 

St. Edmund's Hall, 169. 

Haberdashe Hall, 169. 

St. Fridewides church, 349. 

Osney Abbey, 349. 

friars of, 99, 224, 287. 

scala ceii, 276. 



Palton, 153. 

Pencarroc (Carman), 353. 



Pennard East, All Saints church, 130. 

Penne, 242, 273. 

Penynton, 56. 

Pensford, St. Thomas church, 2, 204. 

Perrott North, 7, 73, 209, 234, 259. 

Perrott South, 7, 49, 72, 73. 

Petherton North, 27. 

church of B.V.M., 221. 

South, 145, 278. 

— — SS. Peter and Paul's church, 50, 145. 

Brotherhood B.V.M., 145, 340. 

Compton, 223. 

Pfyppys Bridge, 81. 
Pillesdon (Dorset), 319, 336. 
Pilton (Somerset), 203. 

chapel of B.V.M., 125. 

church of B.V.M., 125. 

Pilton (Devon), chapel B.V.M., 136. 

Hosp. of St. Margaret, 136. 

Causeway, 136. 

Pilton, 268. 

Pimperne (Dorset), 212. 

Pipplepen, 7. 

Pirton (Staff.), 313. 

Pitcombe, 191, 242, 248. 

Pitminster, 345. 

Pittiford, 54. 

Poldon Hills, St. Thomas on, 88. 

Polslo (Devon), Priory, 132, 304, 330. 

Poltimore, 73. 

Porlock, 256. 

St. Dubricius' ch., 268. 

Portbury, 84, 108, 149, 288. 
Portishead, 149, 288. 
Portland, 5, 20. 
Poteryn (Wilts), 147. 
Poure (Dorset), 305. 
Pourton (Dorset), 305. 
Powlett, 51. 
Poyntington, 19, 151. 
Preston (Yeovil), 238. 
Prick wok, 32. 
Priddy, 129. 
Priston, 145, 161. 
Publow, 279, 283. 

All Saints church, 2, 204. 

Puckington, 196. 
Purlington, 259. 
Purrygg, 291. 
Puryton, 229. 
Puxton, 52. 



firtrtjr ioforum. 



383 





Salisbury Cathedral. 


Q- 


Chapels in : — 




B.V.M., 4, 11. 


Quantoxhead W., 10. 


St. John Evan., 4. 


Quarley (Hants), 93, 96. 


St. Margaret, 4. 


Quarre Abbey, 24. 


of the Relics, 4. 


Quedehampton, 218. 


St. Nicholas almshouse, 5. 


Queen Camel, 78, 80, 144, 240. 


college " de valle Sarum," 5. 




black friars, 12, 214, 219, 224, 274, 




280, 312. 


R. 


grey friars, 12, 215, 218, 224, 

312. 
Saltford, 279. 


Raddington, 140, 270. 


Radynbury, 94. 


church of B.V.M., 278. 


Radstock, 225, 267. 


Saltwood (Kent), 311. 


Rampisham, 72. 
Randelstone, 154. 
Reading, church of B.V.M., 27. 
Redcliffe, 271. 


Sampford Arundel, 270. 
Samford Peverel, 270. 


Sandford Orcas, 20, 68, 316. 


church of B.V.M., 19, 68. 


Redlinch, 99, 143. 


St. Nicholas chapel, 19, 120. 


chapel of St. Peter, 143, 249. 


Seaborough, 209. 


Repen, 306. 


Seagry, 1, 2, 12. 


Rew, All Saints church, 62. 


Searby (Line), 35, 36 n. 


Rimpton, 19, 36. 


Selworthy, 235. 


Rode, 33, 274, 280. 


church of B.V.M., 106. 


Karsley, 274. 


Honycot, 105, 236. 


Lele Rewe, 274. 


Semington, 283. 


Rodney Stoke, 227. 


Shaftesbury, 74, 218, 230, 274. 


Rowdon, 198. 


Abbey, 11, 186. 


Rugmere, 46 n. 


St. Peter's church, 121, 146. 


Runnington, 270. 


Holy Trinty church, 329. 




Shepton Mallet, 50, 153, 158, 184, 238, 

283. 
church of SS. Peter and Paul, 16, 


S. 




63, 157, 162, 183, 204, 210, 212, 
280. 


St. Bery, 66. 


St. Burrian, 198. 


Fraternity B.M., 211, 261, 284. 


St. Gollax, 174. 


cross in market place, 17. 


St. Gonthal, 43. 


Shepton Montague, 143. 


St. James of Compostella, 30. 


Sherborne, 20, 74. 


St. Judewar, 238. 


Abbey, 120, 151, 186. 


St. Marwyn, 198. 


almshouse, 151. 


St. Mawgon, 198. 


hermit of, 304, 315. 


St. Mawnon, 198. 


Sherburgh, 66. 


St. Peryn, 198. 
St. Probus, 132. 


Shisbury, 324. 


Shrewsbury Abbey, 286. 


St. Theodorie, 177. 


friars of, 312. 


Salisbury, 20, 47, 57, 59, 99, 274. 

cathedral, 1, 19, 49, 68, 72, 83, 128, 


Silverton (Devon), 28. 


church of B.V.M., 62. 


181, 214, 219, 254, 292, 294, 297, 304, 


Slantbewdy, 353. 


312, 314, 316. 


Somerford, 12. 



384 



$ouur0tt Mills. 



Somerton, St. Michael's church, 


T. 




142. 
fraternity of H. Trin., 142. 


Tarrant (Dorset) abbey, 344. 




Sond, 118. 


Taunton, 34, 56, 76, 168, 200, 215 
priory of St. Peter and St. F 




Sopwell (Herts), 334, 340. 


'aul, 


Southampton, 56. 


25, 29, 30, 31, 37, 41, 51, 61, 70, 


124, 


St. Michael's church, 34. 


137, 152, 157, 177, 187, 211, 


227, 


Southstoke, 143, 162. 


228, 233, 356. 




South wike, 264. 


church of S. M. Magd., 25, 30 


, 34, 


Sowey, 23, 79. 


37, 42, 5i» 53» 57, 61, 70, 89, 


125, 


Sparkford, 176, 314. 


137, 152, 157, 177, 187, 211,227. 




Spaxton, 334. 


church of St. James, 26, 37, 


42, 


Stafford, friars of, 300, 312. 


211, 228. 




Standewik, 47. 


St. Margaret's hospital, 26, 


87, 


Stapleford (Dorset) St. Giles's church, 


229, 354- 




304. 


Bath pool, 26. 




Stapulgrove, 61. 


Blackbrook, 90. 




Stavordale Priory, 181, 222, 241, 248, 


Blakeburgh Bridge, 26. 




273» 309, 340. 


East gage, 26. 

East Street, 55, 178. 




chapel of Jesus, 241, 246. 




Stawell, 336. 


Eastridge, 124, 138, 227. 




Stawley, 270. 


Flood bridge, 32. 




Stepney, 173. 


Hayne, 54. 




Stickelane, 306. 


High Street, 178. 




Stockland Gaunt, 230. 


Holway Lane, 90, 124. 




Stodlay, 236. 
Stoe, 66. 


Hurtilldiche, 32, 138. 




Long Mede, 137. 




Stoke, 159, 163, 222, 226, 239, 267, 


Middle Market, 55. 




283. 


North Tone, 55. 




St. Nicholas' church, 135. 


Paul Street, 55. 




Stoke in Climsland, 330. 


Pie meadows, 32. 




Stoke Courcy, 61, 104. 


Poole Wall, 138. 




Stoke Gomer, 83. 


Popeys mede, 124. 




Stoke Gregory, 166, 206. 


Rede Hill, 152, 177. 




Stoke sub Hamdon, 8, 36. 


Shorediche, 26. 




Stoke St. Michael, 206. 


Tonbrigg, 37. 




Stoke, South, 143, 162. 


Temple Corona, 221. 




Stoke in Teignhead, 183. 


Tewkesbury, 173. 




Stoke Trister, 204. 


Thorn St. Margaret, 138, 270. 




Stourton, 68, 242. 


Thorncombe, 202. 




St. Peter's church, 33, 214. 


Thornton (Dorset), 254. 




chapel B.M., 214. 


Thruxton (Hants), 232. 




Stowell, 151. 


Thurston, 49, 70. 




Stowy, 223. 


Tickenham, 149, 150. 




Stratton on Fosse, 233. 


Timsbury, 153. 




Streatley (Berks), 40. 


Tintinhull, 265. 




Street, 23, 79, 266. 


Titcombe (Berks), 115. 




Street on Fosse, 8. 


Tiverton (Devon), 270. 




Sutton (in Chew), 347. 


Tolland, 140. 




Sutton Mallet, 10. 


Tong, bridge of, 133. 




Sutton Montague, 24, 166. 


Toomer, 85, 87. 





tirtlejr locorum. 



385 



Torleton(Glos.), 317. 




Wellington, 137, 235, 270, 310. 


Tormeton, 325. 




Wellow, 267, 332. 


Totnes, 261. 




Wells :— 


Trent, 19, 143, 255. 




St. Andrew's cathedral passim. 


Tring, 348. 




tomb of Bishop Jocelin, 88. 


Trowbridge, 17. 

St. James's church, 83. 




chapel of B.V.M. near clois- 




ter, 237. 


Turnworth, 274. 




Lady chapel, in. 


Twerton, 232, 326. 




new chapel of B.M., 


Twickenham, church of B.M. 


.297. 


77. 

St. Martin's chapel, 348. 

St. Cuthbert's church, 17, 43, 107, 


U. 




no, 114, 129, 159, 160, 167, 170, 
172, 199, 200, 253, 320. 


Ubley, 155, 177. 




chapel of St. George, 252. 


St. Barth's. church, 135, 


176. 


chapel of Jesus, 129. 


UfHngton (Salop), 306. 




chapel of St. Etheldred, 159. 


Uplyme, 202. 




Hospital of St. John Bapt., 114, 


Upottery, 277. 
Upton Noble, 205. 




167, 169, 199, 201. 




Almshouse, 44, 130, 159, 201. 


Upton, 292. 




College of St. Anne, 18, 40, 77, 


Uske, 108. 




199, 203. 

Vicars' Close, 184. 

Chamberlain Street, 168. 


V. 




Reward's Mill, 199. 

Longstreng, 168. 


Venicott, 28. 




Mountrelane, 168. 

New Close, 199. 

Sadler Street, 199. 


W. 




The Star, 169. 

Whitecross, 168. 


Wadham manor, 28. 




Wembdon, 51, 344. 


Walesbrughe, 197. 




Wenysley, 283. 

Weobley (Heref.), 163, 354. 


Wallop, Nether, 298. 




Walsingham, 30, 173. 




Werth, 166. 


Waltham in Lindsey, All Saints' church, 


Westbury, 177. 


74- 




Westcombe, 256. 


Walton in Gordano, 149, 352. 




Westerley, 269. 


Walton, near Street, 266. 




Westminster, 236. 


Wanstrow, 68, 329. 




Abbey, 312. 


Wantesleigh, 8. 




St. Stephen's College, 30, 217. 


Wareham, church of B.M. , 181. 


Weston, 78, 91. 


Brotherhood of Corpus 


Christi in, 


Weston Bampfield, 218. 


181. 




Weston in Gordano, 149. 


church of St. Peter, 181. 




Weston near Bath, 232. 


almshouse, 182. 




Weston-super-Mare, 282. 


Warminster (Wilts), 208. 




Westwood, 283. 


Wedergrove, 316. 




Whatley, 100. 


Wedmore, 176, 200, 325. 




Whitchurch, 319. 


church of B.V.M., 43, K 


59, 270. 


(Dorset), church of St. Candida, 


Mudsley, 4. 




82. 



3 D 



386 



&Mtrr4rt OTM*. 



Whitelackington, 28, 48, 189, 195. 




Wookey, St. Matthew's church, 183. 


Whitfield, 107. 




Woolavington, 7, 229, 336. 


Whittoxmede, 333. 




Wootton (North), 203, 271, 284. 


Whyppyll mill, 27. 




Worcester, 173. 


Widcombe (Bath), 232. 




cathedral of B. V.M., 84, 160. 


Wigan (Lanes.)) 40. 




Worle, St. Martin's church, 283. 


Wilton Abbey (Wilts), 1 1, 29, 219. 




Worminster (Wells), 271, 284. 


Wilton (Taunton), 89, 157. 




Worspring Priory, 258. 


Osbrondesal, 89. 




Wraxall, 150, 236, 291. 


Wimborne Minster, 317, 348. 




All Saints' Church, 149. 


Wincanton, 20, 120, 204, 272, 273, 


310. 


Charlton, 84. 


St. Peter's church, 122. 




Wrington, 21, 35, 165, 171. 


Brotherhood of B.V.M., 222. 




Writhlington, 298. 


Winchester, abbess of, 311. 




Wybbenton, 271. 


Windsor, King's College, 46, 216. 




Wyke (Milborne Port), 151. 


Winford, 163, 165, 179, 267, 275, 348. 


Wylye (Wilts), 12. 


chapel of B.V.M., 163. 






fraternity of B.V.M., 163. 






Winsham, 235. 




Y. 


church of B.V.M., 80. 






Winterbourne (Dorset), 344. 




Yarlington, 132, 143. 


Witdecombe, 264. 




Yatton, 81, 91, 149. 


Witham Charterhouse, 40, 47, 98 


» 109, 


church of B.V.M., 71, 170, 352. 


134, 181, 203, 208, 222, 225, 


242, 


chapel of St. James, 71, 171, 236. 


246, 258, 262, 269, 274, 318, 


331, 


Phypys Bridges, 71, 81. 


340. 




Yeovil, 70, 143, 259, 287, 306. 


house of the B.M.V., 146. 




St. John's church, 213, 238, 255, 


church of Frary, 41. 




258. 


Withipool, 198. 




almshouse, 53, 98, 255. 


Wiveliscombe, 124, 138, 287, 294, 


319. 


Vagg, 258. 


Wolveihampton, 298. 




Preston, 238. 


Wolverton, 208. 




Yeovilton, 239, 240. 


Wolwood, 2. 




Spekington, 240. 


Wood, 249. 




Ylhble, 66. 


Woode, 218. 




Ymmercombe, 141. 


Wookey, 189, 329. 




Yvorde (Iford, Wilts), 114. 



INDEX NOMINUM. 



Abbot, Richard, 75, 76. 

Abbotsbury, Abbot of, 304, 306, 313, 

315. 

Abere, Mathew, 255. 

Abyndon, Abbot of, 351. 

Acfordi Robert, 42. 

Acourt als. Paris, Isabel, 219 ; John, 202, 

219. 
Acremon, Richard, 279. 
Acton, Margaret de, 291 ; Richard de, 

knt, 290. 
Adam, John, 55, 129; Lawrence, 32; 

Richard, 130. 
Adam als. Trapp, Alice, 129 ; Richard, 

107. 
Adams, Agnes, Anne, James, Joan, 

Lawrence, Margaret, 37 ; Isabel, 228 ; 

Richard, 37, 231 ; Sir Robert (elk.), 

190 ; Sir Thomas (elk.), 255, 273. 
Afourede, Thomas, 204. 
Agmondesham, Emma, 93 ; John, 93, 

94,97- 
Aisshele, Thomas, William, 260. 
Alampton, John, 308. 
Alen, Sir William (elk.), 192. 
Aleyne, John, 171, 234, 267. 
Alford, John, 223. 
Alfret, John, 296. 
Alfurd, Thomas, 159. 
Algar, William, 176. 
Algate, John, 43. 
Allercot, William, 61. 
Allwyn, Richard, 255. 
Alsewell, Nicholas, 50. 
Al water, John, 175. 
Alyn(e), Alice, John, 76, 77 ; Isabel, 

239; Sir John, 77. 
Amarle, James, 306. 
Amata, Lady, 59. 
Atnesbtury, Prioress of, 58. 



Amys, Sir Wm. (elk.), 78, 81. 
Anctell, Edith, William, 274. 
Andrew(e), John, 293, 313 ; Sir John, 

80. 
Andrewes, John, 273 ; Richard, 282. 
Anscyll, John, 346, 347. 
Antell, Richard, 219, 226, 233. 
Ap- David, Lewis ap-Pen, 336. 
Ap- Howell als. Uske, Benedict, 354. 
Appowell, Julian, 44 ; Richard, 44, 281 ; 

Thomas, 43 ; William, 66, 232. 
Ardron, Guy, 207. 
Arnold, Richard, 76. 
Arnoll, Thomas, 155. 
Arthure, John, 247, 273. 
Artigamala, Simeon de, 66, 67. 
Artour, John, 247 ; Philip, 90. 
Arundel, Alexander, 63 ; Bishop, 62 ; 

Geoffrey, 254 ; Robert, 308 ; Thomas, 

Archbishop, 303. 
Ash, Helen, 59. 
Ashe, Amy, 196; Sir Nich. (elk.), 146 ; 

Sir Rich, (elk.), 97, 208, 262 ; William, 

196. 
Ashley, Sir John, 139; Sir Wm. (elk.), 

332, 334. 
Ashman, Simon, 275. 
Aslakeby, Thomas, 125. 
Astley, Robert, 116. 
Aston, Elizabeth, 321. 
Atford, Robert, 226. 
Athelney, Abbot of, 3, 29. 
Atte-Hull, Margery, 291. 
Atte-More, George, 291. 
Atte-Stabyl, Nicholas, 291. 
Attewell, Sir John (elk.), 298; Sir 

Richard, no, 184. 
At-Wod, William, 79. 
Atyate, John, 229. 
Audeley, Giles de, Joan, 300 ; Lord, 

Elisabeth, 299 ; Nicholas, 301 (note). 
Aulkenton, Richard, 303. 



388 



&<mttrtfet SKitl*. 



Auncell, John, 296, 297. 

Auntres, William, 351. 

Austell, Emmota, 133; John, 329; 

Thomas, 18, 126, 132. 
Austen, William, 189. 
Awoode, John, 222, 281. 
Aylarde, Robert, 350. 
Ay 1 ward, Nicholas, 354. 
Aynesworth, Francis, 247. 
Aysch, John, 153. 
Aysshe, John, 1J7. 
Ayssheley, William, 144. 



B. 



Baby, Thomas, 354. 

Babyr, Isabel, John, 267. 

Bacwyll, John, 21. 

Badcook, Richard, 314. 

Bailey, Margaret, 283; Sir Thos. (elk.), 

34 ; William, 273. 
Bailey als. Rawlyns, Anne, 183 ; William, 

181. 
Bakehouse, Cecily, 81 ; Thomas, 78, 

80. 
Baker, Barnard, 121 ; Christian, 183 ; 

Isabel, 83; Joan, 121; John, 121, 

139, 291 ; Sir John (elk.), 152, 153 J 

Nicholas, 288 ; Peter, 297 ; Richard, 

198; Robert, 313; Thomas, 6; 

William, 120, 179. 
Balam, Alexander, Edith, Isabel, Joan, 

John, William, 38; Sir Wm. (elk.), 

278. 
Balche, John, 277, 278 ; William, 268. 
Baldwyn, Richard, 256. 
Bale, John, 23. 
Ball, Nicholas, 220 ; Robert, 161 ; 

William, 148, 228. 
Baly, William, 157. 
Bamfield, Anne, Dorothy, Edith, Emma, 

Hugh, Isabel Nicholas, Richard, 

Robert, Walter, 274 ; Joan, 133, 274 ; 

John, 273, 274 ; Margaret, 72 (note), 

73; Mary, 218, 274; Peter, 218; 

Thomas, 261, 274, 275 ; William, 72 

(note), 73 (note), 274. 
Barnwell, Edward, Joan, Thomasyn, 

William, 272, 272 ; George, Mary, 

Robert, 272 ; Eleanor, 273. 



Banastre, Katherine, 289. 
Banwyll, William, 223. 
Barber, Alice, Edith, Joan, John, Rich. , 
Wm., 164; Robeit, 152; Thomas, 

47, 314. 
Barbett, Edith, 225. 
Barbor, Agnes, 333; Edward, Stephen, 

297 ; Elizabeth, 260 ; John, 259, 297 ; 

Richard, 45, 87, 102, 260, 333 ; Walter, 

3H. 
Bardolfe, John, 308. 
Barent, Sir John (elk.), 326. 
Barfote, Robert, 197. 
Barkcorne, Thomas, 137. 
Barkehede, Sir Edw. (elk.), 282. 
Barley, John, 270. 
Barly, John, 139. 
Barnabe, Philip, 273. 
Barnardi, Agnes, 255 ; John, 83 ; William, 

34. 
Barons, Richard, 267. 
Barowe, Alice, Edm., Helen, Joan, 40. 
Barrat, Sir John, 217. 
Barret, William, 174. 
Barrons, Anne, 1 ; Richard, 267. 
Barrow, Prioress of, 169, 291. 
Barry, Sir John (elk.), 212, 226, 267. 
Bartelet, John, 192 ; William, 220. 
Bartholomew (Bartilmewe), Alice, 54 ; 

Agnes, 54, 56, 57 ; Richard, 47, 54, 

57, 99- 
Bascombe, Agnes, Alice, Eleanor, 

Thomas, 53 ; John, 53, 54. 
Bascombe als. Burton, Agnes, 52, 56, 

Basing, Joan, William, 126; Sir Rich. 

(elk.), 261. 
Bate, John, 142. 
Batell, John, 122, 155. 
Baten, Thomas, 161. 
Bath(e), John, 288, 289 ; Sir John, 311 ; 

Margaret, Thomas, 329. 
Bath, Archdeacon of, Rog. Hare well, 

324, 325; Rob. Honywode, 216; 

Mayor of, 147 ; Prior of, 47, 108, 148, 

171, 231, 232, 234, 290, 309, 334, 339 ; 

Sub-Prior of, 171. 
Bath and Wells, Bishops of, Thos. 

Beckington, 11 1 ; Nich. Bubwith, 326 ; 

Ralph Erghum, 294 ; John Harewell, 

289, 320 ; Jocelyn, 88 ; Oliver King, 



firtrev jJomtnum. 



389 



44 ; 46 (note), in; Ralph de Sajopia, 

286 ; Bishop Suffr. of, Thos. Cornish, 

36, 45, 108, 159, 160, 167, 169; 

Henry Noneye, 297. 
Batin, Richard, 141. 
Batt, John, Richard, 60 ; William, 291. 
Baumpfelde, see Bam field. 
Bawman, Richard, 208, 209. 
Bayly (Bayley), Alice, 164 ; John, 305 ; 

Master, 173; Robert, 174; Walter, 

196. 
Bear, Henry, 6, 9; Sir John (elk.), 310. 
Beauchamp, Sir Richard (knt.), 1. 
Beaumont, Joan de, 300; John, 136; 

Sir Thos. (elk.), 39 (note), 45, 11 1, 

112. 
Beckham, John, 133, 134, 238 ; Robert, 

202, 238. 
Beckington, Bishop, in. 
Bedell, William, 282. 
Bedeman, Walter, 300. 
Bedford, William, 105. 
Bedfurth, Sir James, 159. 
Beeff, John, 344. 
Beer, Margaret, 305, 313 ; Richard 

(Abbot), 59, 73, 106, 155. 
Beket, John, 100 ; Thomas, 347. 
Belde, John, Sir John (elk.), Thomas, 

William, 82. 
Belhouse, Richard, 135. 
Bell, Sir John, 280. 
Bellowe, Agnes, John, 52. 
Belworth, Thomas, 315. 
Belyngeham, Richard, 351. 
Bendill, Thomas, 279. 
Bene, John, 82, 127. 
Benet, Alexander, Edith, William, 214 ; 

Giles, 213; John, 106, 270; Sir John 

(elk. ), 266 ; Thomas, 106. 
Benet als. Elyatt, Joan, 106. 
Bense, Alexander, Alice, 138; Margaret, 

137. 
Berde, Henry, John, 275. 
Berdys, Matilda, 320. 
Bere, Julian, 62. 
Berford, John, 59. 
Berkleigh, Stephen de, 309. 
Berkshire, Archdeacon of, Oliver King, 

46 (note); Walter Medeford, 325 

(note). 
Berld, Sir John, 346. 



Bernard, Sir Thomas (Prior), 331 ; 

Walter, 317. 
Berwe, Henry, 303. 
Bery, Sir William (elk.), 137, 138, 152, 

157, 228. 
Best, Joan, 32 ; John, 32, 55 ; Richard, 30. 
Bettescombe, John, 313. 
Bevyn, Amisius, 165, 166; Bernard, 

Joan, Thomas, William, 166; John, 

149, 165, 166. 
Bewsey, William, 20. 
Biccomb, Elizabeth, Hugh, 83. 
Bicoe, John, Margaret, 304. 
Birley, Edmund, 127. 
Birt, John, 278. 

Bishop, John, 135, 137 ; William, 50. 
Bisse (see also Bvsse), James, Richard, 

206 ; John, 200, 279. 
Blake, Joan, 139 ; Robert, 179. 
Blakemore, William, 207. 
Blancombe, Stephen, 288. 
Blaneford, Robert, 319. 
Blanket, Edmund, 302. 
Bledring, John, 247. 
Bleke, John, 135. 
Blewkowe, Christopher, 220. 
Blount, Thomas, 324. 
Blower, John, 54, 55. 
Bluett, Richard, 83. 
Blyke, John, 256. 
Bobot, Sir John (elk.), 186. 
Bochar, Nicholas, 108. 
Bocher, Richard, 237. 
Bockeland, Edmund, Toan, 280; Johanna, 

205 ; John, 212, 280. 
Body, John, 138. 

Bogy, Sir Richard (elk.), 129, 158. 
Bolday, William, 34, 37. 
Boldery, William, 42. 
Boldoy, Thomas, 142. 
Bollessore, Sir John (elk.), 311, 312. 
Bolton, Robert, 35 (note). 
Bolty, William, 355. 
Bonar, John, 160, 201, 202. 
Boneham (Bonenam), John, 2, 13, 14, 

15, 16. 
Boner, Henry, 36. 
Bonevyle, William (knt), 351. 
Bonner, John, in. 
Boof, John, 310. 
Boole, Thomas, 240. 



39° 



domtrtftt mm*. 



Borgh, Robert, 293. 

Borne, Alice, John, 205. 

Borough, Rawlyn, 184, 186. 

Borowe, Rainold, 238. 

Borton, John, 62. 

Boryng, John, 81. 

Bosamquethe, Jane, 49. 

Boteler, Jhanet, 342; John, 3°9>3I3; 

William, 311. 
Botener, Matilda, 309; Thomas, 308, 

3<>9. 
Botevant, Prebendary of, 46 (note), 354. 
Bottley, John, 350. 
Boucher (Bowcher), Benedict, 348 ; 

Christian, Margaret, Richard, 188 ; 

Jane, 135 ; John, 188, 345 ; Thomas, 

136, 159; William, 136, 188. 
Boulaye, Sir Simon, 65, 66. 
Bourde, Sir Rob. (elk.), 82. 
Bowdych, John, 219. 
Bowe, John, 204. 

Bower, Robert, 213 ; William, 153, 213. 
Bowerman, Joan, Sir John, 25 ; William, 

238. 
Bowryng, Robert, 154, 155, 
Bowyer, John, 187 ; William, 59. 
Bowyer als. Lawrence, Agnes, Henry, 

Nich., Robert, 157. 
Boyfeld, William, 307. 
Boys, Cecily, George, John, 272 ; Johan, 

71 ; Thomas, 76. 
Braale, Edward, 355. 
. Brabyn, John, 33. 
Bracy, Robert, 201, 
Bredon, Sir John (elk.), 128. 
Brampton, Edw., Eliz., Geo., Hen., 

Jane, Sir John, Lady, Mary, 112. 
Brandon, Sir William, 282. 
Brangwyn, Robert, 219. 
Brasyer, Henry, 174, 175. 
Braunche, Sir John, 10. 
Bray, Agnes, Stephen, 176 ; Elizabeth, 

John, Thomas, 172; Joan, 172, 176. 
Brayne, Herry, 20. 
Brekebeke, Agnes, John, 7 1 ; Richard, 

71, 286. 
Bremly, Walter, 70. 
Brent, Agnes, 230 ; Barbara, 229 ; Joan, 

87 ; John, 87, 218, 219, 229 ; Maud, 

218, 229; Richard, Thomasyn, Wil- 
liam, 229 ; Robert, 87. 



Breton, Robert, 301. 

Brett, John, 278 ; Robert, 125. 

Breuke, Thomas, 134. 

Brewer, John, 2. 

Brice, James, 273 ; Simon, 206. 

Bridge, John, 55. 

Bridgwater, Master of St. John's 

Hospital, 230, 281, 343; Prior of 

Friary, 242. 
Brigger, William, 160. 
Brigges, William, 162. 
Bristol, Anchoresse of Black Friars of, 

161 ; Mayor of, Phil. Ryngstone, 106. 
Brita, Reginald, 330. 
Broadway (Bradewey), Richard, 38 ; Sir 

William (elk.), 162. 
Brockwell, Isabel, 142; Thomas, 135, 

142. 
Brode, Tohn, 315, 316. 
Brodhok, Raynold, 301. 
Brodwod, Agnes, 158. 
Broke, Richard, 45 ; Robert, 259 ; 

Vincent, William, 230. 
Brokeman, John, 279. 
Brokewell, Thomas, 135. 
Brome, Joan, Roger, Thomas, William, 

50. 
Brond, Sir James, 346. 
Brother, Agnes, 155. 
Browke, Thomas, 140. 
Brown(e), Alice, 300 ; Emote, 141 ; 

Humphry, 85 ; John, 66 ; Sir Rich. 

(elk.), 252 ; Thomas, 141, 231 ; 

William, 166, 207. 
Browning, Elena, 289; John, 209; 

Thomas, 271. 
Bruer, John, 202 ; Thomas, 196. 
Bruge, William, 141. 
Bruges, John, 206. 
Bruton, Abbot of, 191, 192, 207, 243, 

245, 246, 250, 252; Canons of, 

Richard Bogy, 159; William Brym- 

mor, 191 ; Prior of, 4, 19, 50, 75, 76, 

98, 191. 
Bryce, James, 247. 
Brymmor, Alice, 190; John, Margery, 

Richard, William, 191. 
Bryngton, John, 290. 
Brynkley, Elisabeth, 39. 
Brytell, Richard, 166. 
Bubwith, Nicholas, Bp., 326. 



ftriltr jiomtnum. 



39i 



Buch, Sir John (elk.), 7a 

Buck, Thomas, 267. 

Buckeham, Joan, 263. 

Buckland (see also Bockeland), Agnes, 

17, 185 ; Alice, John, Margery, 

Thomas, 17 ; Richard, 17, 203, 285 ; 

Walter, 16 ; Piioress of, 29, 102, 103, 

104, 105. 
Budde, John, 270 ; Thomas, 236. 
Bugbrigg, Sir William, 297. 
Buller, Alexander, Elisabeth, John, 249. 
Bullockeherd, John, 271. 
Bully, Roger, 42. 
Bulpan, John, 313. 
Bultynge, William, 130. 
Burbrygg, W., 298. 
Burge, William, 279. 
Burges, Joan, Robert, 256 ; Sir Thomas, 

206 ; William, 206, 255. 
Burgg, Sir Roger (elk.), 233. 
Burke, Elisabeth, James, 221 ; Robert, 

172, 220. 
Burley, Edward, 247 ; Joan, 59 j John, 

I3> 15- 
Burneham, Isabel, John, Matilda, 

Robert, 192. 
Burnell, Isabel, 1 IS; Joan, Master, 

Richard, 114. 
Burnham, Abbess of, 216. 
Burre, John, 225, 226. 
Burten, Robard, 1. 
Burton, Agnes, Alice, Sibille, 54, 55 ; 

Richard, 27, 52, 53, 54, 55 ; William, 

S3- 
Burton als. Bascombe, Agnes, 52, 56, 

57. 
Burwaissh, William, 303. 
Busbe, Sir Rich, (elk.), 225. 
Buschupp, John, 297. 
Busshe, Henry, John, Richard, 165 ; Sir 

John (elk.), 21. 
Butler, Alice, 39; Robert, 249; Sir 

Wm. (elk.), 279. 
Butston, John, Margaret, Thomas, 128. 
Bury, Sir Edmund de, 321 ; Thomas, 

256; Sir William (elk.), 137, 138, 

152, 157, 228. 
Byconyll, Elisabeth, 6, 7, 8, 49, 50, 72, 

349> 35 x > Jan e > 73 ; Joan, 6, 8, 350; 

John, 349, 350, 351; John (knt.), 6, 

72i 73i 74 ; William, 6, 8, 347. 



Byncombe, John, 315. 

Byndon, Abbot of, 4, 181. 

Byngham, Thomas, 308. 

Byrae, Alice, 280 ; William, 41. 

Byrkhede, Sir John, 349. 

Byrkhill, Alice, Elena, Joan, John, 

Thos., 356 ; William, 355. 
Byrkyll, Prior of, 87. 
Byrte, John, 145. 
Byryng, John, 298. 
Bysse (see also Bisse), Joan, 206, 225 ; 

John, 166, 283 ; Philip, 206. 
Bysshop, Agnes, William, 75 ; Christian, 

75» 76. 
Bythesee, John, 92; Robert, 189, 239, 

280, 281. 



Caas, Thomas, 350. 

Cabell, Thomas, 86. 

Cadbury, William, 176. 

Cade, John, 137. 

Calcott, John, 63. 

Calf, William, 308. 

Calow, John, 178. 

Calveley, John, 74, 166. 

Cammel, John, 176; Sir Wm. (elk.), 

287. 
Candele, John, 347. 
Cannington, Prioress of, 117, 230, 291, 

344. 
Canon, Ralph, 307. 
Canterbury, Archbishop of, 286, 311, 

351 ; Thos. Arundel, 303 ; Hen. 

Dean, 46; John Morton, 6, 9; Wm. 

Warham, 128 ; Prior of, 303. 
Canygs, John, 23. 
Canynges, William, 169. 
Capell, Stephen, 289. 
Cappe, Richard, 97. 
Capper, Alice, 97. 
Capurne, John, 260. 
Care, Alice, 61. 
Carent (Carraunt, etc.), Elisabeth, 254; 

Nicholas. 349 ; Richard, 186 ; 

William, 6, 20, 85, 87, 186, 206, 254, 

337, 349. 
Carethorpe, John, 296, 297. 



392 



domersfet Willi. 



Carew, 59. 

Carnecke (Carnok), Sir John (elk.), 136, 
189. 

Carpenter, George, Joan, 33 ; William, 
33» H8. 

Carre, Dame, 300. 

Carter, Agnes, 170; Edmund, no, 210, 
271, 284; Elyn, Joseph, Mary, 
Michael, 271 ; Emma, no, 210 ; 
Henry, Matilda, 305 ; James, 284 ; 
Joan, no, 210, 271, 285; John, no, 
170, 209, 210, 268, 271, 272, 285; 
Richard, 169, 210, 227, 271 ; Sir Rob. 
(elk.), 44, 108, no, in, 115, 130, 173, 
199; William, 78, 170, 210. 

Carter ah. Cox, Agnes, Edith, Joan, 
John, Richard, William, 78 ; Robert, 
78. 79. 

Carver, William, 272, 273. 

Cary, Sir Wm. (elk.), 330. 

Caslegh, Peter, 169. 

Castell, John, 255 ; Sir John (elk.), 43. 

Catcote, Agnes, Joan, 205, 284 ; Alice, 
284 ; John, 163, 204, 205 ; Sir John, 
205, 225 ; Katherine, Thomas, 205 ; 
William, 97, 205, 208, 283, 284. 

Cator, Nicholas, 297. 

Caux, Henry, 335. 

Cave, John, 264. 

Cavell, Elisabeth, John, William, 198; 
Henry, 160. 

Caxton, Philip, 303. 

Caylewaye, Elisabeth, 257 ; Mary, 258. 

Cerne, Abbot of, 19, 304, 315. 

Chaffyn, Leonard, 242. 

Chalkoc, Sir Philip, 36. 

Chalkot, Sir John (elk.), 36. 

Chamber, John, 217. 

Chamberlain, John, 313; Lord, 4; 
Reynold, 151 ; Thomas, 255. 

Chamborne, William, 190. 

Champeneys, Anne, Emma, 93, 262; 
Christian, 234; Christopher, Grace, 
100 ; Elisabeth, 92, 100 ; Henry, 92, 
99, 100, 101 ; Isabel, 93, 234 ; Joan, 
90> 94, 95» 97. ioi. 234, 262 ; John, 
92, 93, 100, 101, 189, 234; Margaret, 
94, 97, 234 ; Richard, 93, 94, 95, 96, 
97, 234 ; Robert, 92, 93 ; Thomas, 92, 
93> 94, 95> 96, 97, ioi, 234 ; Walter, 
92, 93, 342 ; William, 92, 93, ioi. 



Champeron, Philip, 265. 

Champion, Edmund, 212; Joan, no; 

William, 109. 
Champton, John, 94. 
Chaney, William, 79. 
Chansler, Thomas, 261. 
Chaper ah. Nichols ; Edith, John, 254. 
Chaplyn, John, 233. 
Chapman, Agnes, Alice, 80; Edith, 148, 

101, 232; Isabel, 161; John, 135, 

161, 228, 232 ; Peter, William, 232 ; 

Richard, 161, 232; Robert, 80, 232; 

Thomas, 80, 135, 146, 148, 162, 231 ; 

Sir Thomas, 68. 
Chapman ah. Pitts, Robert, 121. 
Chaters, Chatur, Sir Christopher (elk.), 

35, 36. 
Chaunceler, Sir James (elk.), 143 ; Sir 

John (elk.), 162. 
Chaundeler, John, 318. 
Chauntrell, John, 134 ; Nicholas, 50. 
Chertsey, Abbot of, 62. 
Chesterton, Sir Robert, 215. 
Cheswey, Sir William (elk.), 166. 
Cheverell, Roger, 183. 
Chewe, Sir Thos. (elk.), 44, 354; Sir 

Wm. (elk.), 145. 
Chewre, Robert de, 289. 
Cheyny, Catherine, 166 ; John, 166, 346. 
Chichele, Sir Henry, 350. 
Chik, John, 146. 
Childe, Richard, 127. 
Chilton, John, 42. 
Chock, Chokke, Elisabeth, 73 (note) ; 

Jane, 73 ; John, 125 ; Richard, 346 ; 

Sir Richard, 73 (note) ; William, 74. 
Christchurch, Prior of, 4. 
Church, Roger, 46, 108, 230. 
Churcheley, William, 273. 
Churcheward, Sir John (elk.), 326. 
Chyke, Alice, 182, 183 ; Richard, 

William, 182 ; Robert, 182, 183, 252 ; 

Stephen, 182, 191, 207. 
Clake, Sir Robert, 342. 
Clapp(e), Sir John, 202 ; Margaret, ^ 

William, 194. 
Clarisson, John, 300. 
Clausey, John, 36. 
Clavelleshay, Cuthbert, 123. 
Clayton, Alice, 22. 
Cleman ah. Smyth, Richard, 199. 



litter ^ominuin. 



393 



Clement, Sir Wm. (elk.), 207, 251, 252. 

Clements, William, 252. 

Clenche, Alice, 101 ; Isabel, 102. 

Clere, John, 300. 

Clerk(e), Elisabeth, 163 ; James, 198 ; 

Joan, 148 ; John, 155, 163, 175, 178, 

254 ; Sir John, 285 ; Sir Richard, 50 ; 

Thomas, 32, 37, 157 ; Sir Thomas, 

162 ; William, 148, 261, 342 ; Sir 

Wm. (elk.), 34. 
Clerke a/s. Goldsmyth, Margett, 161. 
Clevedon, John, 259. 
Clevelode, William, 83. 
Cleybroke, John, 46. 
Clippwill, John, 158. 
Clode, Agnes, 168 ; Richard, 201. 
Clogge, Joan, Philip, 198 ; John, 198, 

199. 
Clopp, Emma, Thomas, 139. 
Clothear, Richard, 85. 
Cobham, Katherine, 305. 
Cocke, John, 303. 
Cockes a/s. Jeffreys, John, 146. 
Cocks, Cokkys, Alice, 174 ; Joan, 

Nempe, 148 ; John, 60, 148, 17$, 

211 ; Richard, 173, 313 ; Thomas, 148, 

173, 211 ; William, 173. 
Codeford, Sir John (elk.), 328. 
Codogan, Cristina, Joan, John, Lewis, 

William, 158; Thomas, 61, 142, 158. 
Coffin, Joan, 105 ; John, 58. 
Cogan, John, 335; Sir Thos. (elk.), 

Coggs, Thomas, 14. 

Cok, Elisabeth, John, 271. 

Coke, Agnes, Edw., Francis, Joan, 257 ; 
John, 66, 118, 185, 196, 201, 202, 
235. 257, 272, 282, 337, 352; Sir 
John (elk.), 174 ; Margery, 338 ; Piers, 
Robert, 300; Richard, 41, 89, 298; 
Thomas, 47, 338 ; William, 257, 338, 

Coker, Cokur, Agnes, Anne, Elizabeth, 
17, 18; Edward, 192; John, 17; 
Robert, 337. 

Cokill, John, 214. 

Coland, John, 82. 

Colchester, Gilbert, 118. 

Coldwyll, William, 137. 

Cole, Alice, Joan, Robert, Stephen, 249 ; 
John, 121 ; Thomas, 121, 172, 248; 
Thomisia, 320. 



Coli, John, 311. 

Collys, John, 1 39. 

Colshill, Elisabeth, Walter, William, 

195- 

Colshill a/s. Speke, Elisabeth, 195. 

Colson, Thomas, 201. 

Colverwill, William, 152. 

Colyn, John, 324. 

Colynche, John, 119. 

Colyngbourne, Richard, 324 ; Joan, 

Robert, 323. 
Combe, John, 27 ; Sir Richard, 234. 
Come, John, 275 ; Richard, 33. 
Comer, William, 215. 
Cominar, Master, 199, 200. 
Compton, Elisabeth, 141 ; Joan, 252 ; 

John, 47, 114, 141, 142; Sir John 

(elk.), 155. 
Constable, Joan, 153; John, 152. 
Cooke, Hugh, 13 ; Joan, 210 ; John, 

112, 210, 347 ; Sir John, 223 ; Richard, 

59, 112,291. 
Coolis, Thomas, 213. 
Coper, John, 71, 199; William, 173. 
Coplande, James, 127. 
Coppar, Richard, 60. 
Coppe, Joan, Cristine, 256. 
Coquina, John de, Robert de, 313. 
Corie, Sir Richard, 256. 
Corior, Geoffrey, 55. 
Cornest, John, 174. 
Corneworthy, Prioress of, 330. 
Cornish, David, 230 ; Elisabeth, Joan, 

John, Maud, 231 ; Henry, 203 ; 

Thomas, Bp., 36, 45, 108, 113, 159, 

160, 167, 169 (note), 170 (note), 

William, 161. 
Cornys, Agnes, John, 131. 
Corshey, Nicholas, 146. 
Cose, Walter, 62. 
Cotell, Master, 12. 
Cotrell, John, 6. 

Cottesmore, Sir Hen. (elk.), 301. 
Cotton, Thomas, 190. 
Courte (Court), Alice, Master, 13 ; 

Thomas, 105; Sir Thos. (elk.), 22; 

William, 36. 
Courte a/s. Parys, Isabel, 219; John, 

202, 219. 
Courtney, Lord Henry, 277; William 

(knt.), 265. 

3 E 



394 



&ommfet WiilU. 



Cousin, Cosyn, Alice, 302 ; Elisabeth, 

45; Robert, 112, 174; Thomas, 296, 

313; William, 45, 113. 
Co well, John, 21. 
Cowme, Roger, 254. 
Cowper, John, 345 ; William, 43. 
Cox. a/s. Carter, Agnes, Edith, Joan, John, 

Rich., Wm., 78; Robert, 78, 79. 
Cox, John, 71. 
Cras, Craas, Edith, Isabel, 271 ; John, 

William, 270 ; Thomas, 94, 271 ; 

Walter, 292, 294. 
Cres, Sir John (elk.), 198. 
Crewkerne, Anchoresse of, Hermit of, 

224. 
Criche, Sir John (elk.), 209. 
Crodwell, John, Margaret, 51. 
Crok, Richard, 59. 
Crokker, Sir Rob. (elk.), 332, 334, 
Crombock, Edward, 235. 
Crosse, John, Robert, Thomas, William, 

63, Sir John (elk.), Sir Wm. (elk.), 

270. 
Crossman, Joan, John, Thomas, Walter, 

134. 
Crouch, William, 235 ; Sir William, 13. 
Crovder, John, 259. 
Cuddington, John, 45. 
Cudbert, William, 83. 
Cuffyn, John, 80. 
Cullyford, Alice, John, 344 ; Edward, 

335> 343 ; Elizabeth, Joan, 343, 344. 
Culverwell, William, 43. 
Cunys, Henry, 260. 
Cuppar, Lady Philippa, 47. 
Curteys, William, 256. 
Cutt, John, 253. 
Cyat, John, 62. 



D. 



Dagill, John, 164. 
Dale, John, 5. 

Daly, John, 106 ; W 7 illiam, 298. 
Damesel, Ralph, 291. 
Dampyr, Richard, 35, 36 (note). 
Dane, John, 43. 
Dansey, William, 347. 
Danyell, John, 53, 54, 178; Waiter, 54 ; 
William, 233, 266. 



Dare, Walter, 255. 

Darke, John, 257. 

Darkyng, William, 174. 

Daubeney, Alice, 340, 343 ; Eleanor, 

Johanna, Margaret, Mary, 340 ; Giles 

(knt.), 8, 9, 340, 341, 343 ; Henry, 8, 

73 » Johane, 342 ; Lord, 74 ; Thomas, 

340, 342 ; William, 340, 341, 343. 
Daunce, Alice, Ambrose, John, 240. 
Daundesey, Agnes, 323 ; John, 346. 
Davey, Sir Hen. (elk.), 86; Margaret, 

179; Richard, 23 ; Thomas, 158. 
David, Sir John, 168. 
Dawerd, Sir John, 325. 
Dawntesay, Alice, Ambres, John, 83. 
Days, Joan, 224. 
Dean, Henry, Archbp., 46. 
Debber, Henry, 268. 
Debill, John, 241. 
Decon, Dekyn, Sir Thos. (elk.), 208, 

209, 223. 
Deke, William, 236. 
Dene, Sir Walter (elk.), 293, 294. 
Denebaud, Philip, 313. 
Deneham, John, 271. 
Denham, Simon, 35. 
Denmare, John, 143. 
Denys, Katherine, 347 ; William (knt.), 

126. 
Denyse, Joan, 197. 
Denyster, Sir, 176. 
Derby, Thomas, 148; Sir Wm. (elk.), 

287. 
Dere, Richard, 63. 
Derkyn, Sir Stephen (elk.), 105. 
Deryn, John, 354. 
Deveraux, Sir Walter, 93. 
Deverill, Isabel, John, 162 ; Joan, 163. 
Devon, Henry Courtney, Earl of, 277. 
Dewdeney, Robert, 20. 
Dey, John, 335. 
Deyn, Thomas, 122. 
Diccombe, Richard, 336. 
Dicker, Dyker, Isabel, 50; John, Lady 

Katherine, Robert, 58. 
Dier (see also Dyer), Richard, 204; 

William, 55. 
Dissum, Nicholas, 30. 
Doben, William, 344. 
Doble, John, Robert, 128. 
Dobyll, Robert, 249. 



ffnttejr jiommunu 



395 



Dodde, Sir Hugh, 275. 

Doddyng, Dodyng, John, 40, 159, 160; 

Thomas, &o. 
Dodesham, William, 1 18, 119. 
Dodyngton, Grace, 252 ; John de, 314. 
Dodyssham, John, 344. 
Dogode, John, Sir Mathew, 41. 
Dollynge, Alice, John, 347. 
Donnate, Henry, 55. 
Dore, Agnes, 347. 
Dorset, John, 257 ; Archdeacon of, 

Walter Medeford, 325 (note). 
Dove, Sir William (elk.), 13. 
Dovell, Alice, George, 34 ; Robert, 175. 
Dowdyng, John, 282 ; David, Thomas, 

231. 
Dowle, John, 259. 

Dowling, Maud, 31, 32; Walter, 31. 
Dow nam, John, 342. 
Dowrysch, John, 330. 
Dowte, William, 255. 
Doyge, Christian, 308. 
Draby, David, 41. 
Dralans, Sir John (elk.), 329. 
Draper, Elizabeth, 17 ; John, 8, 17, 18, 

78; Juliana, 168; Mistress, 200 ; 

Nicholas, Richard, 18; Robert, Sir 

Thos. (elk.), 17, 18; William, 36, 

168. 
Drayton, Sir John (knt.), 290; Richard, 

292, 294 ; Sir Wm. (knt. ), 289. 
Drew, Elisabeth, 355 ; Robert, 354 ; 

William, 18, 41. 
Driby, David, 41. 
Drissild, John, 112. 
Drury, Jane, Joan, 72 (note), 74; Sir 

Robert, 72 (note). 
Drye, Sir John (elk.), 311. 
Dryver, John, 41. 
Duck, John, 228. 
Dudesham, Joan, 335. 
Dudley, Sir John, 354. 
Duffield, Thomas, 318. 
Dumpavn, John, 162. 
Dunhede, William, 314. 
Dunnyng, John, Margaret, Thomas, 226 ; 

Robert, 315. 
Dunster, Prior of, 61, 131, 139, 158, 175, 

181, 193. 
Durant, Joan, 330. 
Dwin, Dionysius, 64 ; Juliana, 67. 



Dyatt, John, 282. 

Dyber, William, 315. 

Dyer (see also Dier), Agnes, 223 ; 

Alexander, 164, 165, 223 ; Alice, 

Cecile, Dorothy, 222 ; John, 4 (note) ; 

Richard, 120, 164, 165, 222, 247; 

Eliz. , Jas. , Joan, John, 222. 
Dyght, Alice, John, 194. 
Dygon, Alice, Thomas, 355. 
Dyrdoo, Emmote, John, 255. 
Dyrnike, 162. 
Dyxwell, Leonard, 238. 



E. 



Edmunds, John, 203; Sir Stephen (elk.), 

213, 225, 226, 269. 
Edgecombe, Margaret, Sir Richard, 72 

(note). 
Edgere, Agnes, 173; Ambrose, 172. 
Edney, Richard, 98. 
Edwards, Joan, 18 ; John, 52 ; Sir John 

(elk.), no; Richard, 137. 
Edyton, Bishop, 29a 
Eggell, Richard, 122. 
Eigne, Prebendary of, 46 (note). 
Ekerdon, John, 315 ; William, 304, 305, 

312, 313, 314. 
Eliot, Elyot, Edmund, 304, 305, 312, 313, 

315 ; John, 106, 33s ; Nicholas, 344 ; 

Richard, 57; Sir Rob. (elk.), 33; 

Thomas, 106, 219 ; William, 5. 
Elisworthy, Sir George, John, 158. 
Ellmeregge, John, 350. 
Elstow, Abbess of, 317. 
Elwyll, Robert, 306, 313. 
Elyatt als. Benet, Joan, 106. 
Elys, Eleanor, Rose, 130, 131 ; John, 

163, 164 ; Thomas, 130 ; William, 102, 

130. 
Emery, William, 278. 
Emmory, Robert, 329. 
Enderby, William, 267. 
Englisshe, Conande, 198. 
Eode, Robert, 54, 55. 
Erghum, Agnes, 294, 295, 296; Elisa- 
beth, 295, 296; Ralph, 295, 308; 

Ralph, Bp., 294. 
Erie, John, 237. 



39$ 



$onur*et WLilU. 



Estcourt, Thomas, 306. 

Estefelde, Elisabeth, 127. 

Estmere, Isabella, Juliana, 298. 

Eston, Elisabeth, Walter, 70, 71 ; John, 
227 ; Margaret, 70. 

Estynton, Agnes, Alice, 161 ; Sir Rich, 
(elk.), 148, 160. 

Etmet, John, 255. 

Eton College, Provost of, 216. 

Everode, Thomas, 193. 

Everton, Gregory, William, 255. 

Exchequer, Clerk of, Wm. Smyth, 231 ; 
Baron of, John Fitzjames, 242 ; John 
Hales, 217. 

Exeter, Bishops of, John Grandison, 289, 
290 ; Oliver King, 46 (note) ; Edm. 
Lacy, 30 ; Tho. , 296 ; Duchess of, 
216; Marquess of, Hen. Courtney, 
277 ; Prior of S. John of, 330; Suffra- 
gan of, Tho. Cornish, 170 (note). 

Exeter Cathedral, Canons of, John 
Dodyngton, 314 ; Wm. Ekerdon, 314; 
Tho. Tomyowe, 193 ; Precentor of, 
John Veyse, 133 ; Treasurer of, Tho. 
Kyrckby, 132. 



Facy, Michael, 344. 

Faile, John, 207. 

Fairchild, John, 80, 235, 350, 351. 

Faireman, Master, 225. 

Fallen, Sir Owen (elk.), 221. 

Farre, Thomas, 238. 

Fauntieroy, Doctor, 252 ; Isabel, 29. 

Fawell, John, 125. 

Fayrsong, Richard, 291. 

Fechot, John, 62. 

Felde, John, 279 ; William, 31$. 

Felder, Richard, 298. 

Feldyng, Thomas, 116. 

Fenner, Thomas, 83. 

Fere, Henry, 177. 

Fermor, Thomas, 329. 

Fernam, Anne, Sir John (elk.), 224. 

Feror, William, 288. 

Ferres, Walt. Deveraux, Lord, 93. 

terror, Richard, 297. 

Ferlhynge, Agnes, Nicholas, 347 ; Alice, 



Sir John (elk.), 345 ; Richard, 34$, 
346. 

Feyreman, Joan, Laurence, Robert, 
William, 106. 

Fichett, John, 121. 

Fichnycoll, Eleanor, 323. 

Fidelton, Henry, 301 ; John, 291, 301. 

Filpot, Julian, 174. 

Firaunt, John, 309. 

Fisher, Fyschare, Alexander, 89, 90 ; 
Alice, Thomas, 90, 306 ; Anne, 90 ; 
Sir Hugh, 240 ; James, 89, 91 ; Joan, 
61, 89, 90; John, 177; Simon, 89; 
William, 269; Sir William, 97, 257, 
275. 

Fitzjames, Christian, Katherine, 140; 
Elisabeth, 140, 249 ; Elthrede, James, 
141 ; Isabel, 144, 145, 249, 251 ; Sir 
James (elk. ), 230, 242 ; Joan, 205, 
250; John, 21, 51, 99, 120, 141, 143, 
144, 145, 154, 155, 164, 165, 191, 192, 
246, 247 ; Sir John (knt.), 242, 251, 
278 ; Lady, 249, 252 ; Mary, Thomas, 
145; Nicholas, 284; Richard, Bp., 
144, 145, 246. 

Fitz- William, William, no. 

Flamyng, John, 68. 

Flappan, Roger, 68. 

Flay, William, 315. 

Flayll, William, 142. 

Fleger, Agnes, 204. 

Fleming, Alice, Isabel, Joan, John, 79 ; 
Elisabeth, 231. 

Fligge, Sir Wm. (elk. ), 273. 

Flory, Joan, John, 345. 

Flowre, John, 280. 

Foderby, Simon, 35. 

Fold, Roger, 329. 

Folyat, Petronyll, 213. 

Fondeloroy, Doctor, 252. 

Fonten, John, 81. 

Ford, Abbot of, 319. 

Ford(e), Joan, 220 ; John, 166, 219 ; Sir 
Richard, 230; Sir Walter, 311 ; Wil- 
liam, 214, 259. 

Forst, Robert, 184. 

Forster, Edith, Richard, 326 ; Rauff, 184, 
186. 

Foster, John, 270. 

Fouler, Richard, 343. 

Founteyn, Walter, 227. 



fftttejr Jiomtmtm. 



397 



Fox(e), Agnes, Alice, Joan, Richard, 
Susan, 79 ; Cristina, Robert, 41 ; John, 
41, 79; Sir John (clk.)» 18 ; Thomas, 
41, 52; William, 177. 

Foyll, John, 254. 

Franke, John, 329 ; Michael, 34. 

Franks, Sir John, 318. 

Fraunceys, Agnes, John, 311; Cecily, 
254; Nicholas, 253; Sir Rob. (knt.), 

3"» 312- 

Fre, John, 101. 

Frebody, Richard, 347. 

Freme, John, 347. 

Frempton, Frampton, Emmott, Mar- 
garet, Richard, 253; William, no, 
US, 159, 160, 252. 

Frerys, Elen, 92. 

Fridaythorpe, Prebendary of, 46 (note). 

Frost, William, 14, 1$, 16. 

Fry, Robert, 5. 

Fulbroke, Mary, 274. 

Fulford, Philip, 209, 239. 

Fuller, James, 350, 351. 

Furnes, Joan, 285 ; John, 284. 

Fyhilly, Sir John (elk. ), 142. 

Fyshede, John, 33$. 



Galowan, Joan, 256. 

Gambonde, John, Robert, 102. 

Ganvill, John, Thomas, 306. 

Garard, Jasper, 101. 

Gardiner, John, 303 ; Raffe, 36. 

Garland, Julian, Richard, 255 ; Sir 

Nicholas, 285 ; Sir Rob. (elk.), 164. 
Garret, Garrate, Edith, 248 ; John, 99 ; 

Walter, 109. 
Gatecombe, Richard, 291. 
Gateryn, William, 79. 
Gatton, John, 46. 
Gay, John, 333. 
Gayn, Thomas, 351. 
Gaynsford, Henry, 262. 
Gebons, Henry, 97. 
Gedge, Sir John (elk.), 116. 
Gelyngham, Sir Thos. (elk), 21, 35, 

151. 
Genyng, John, 123. 
Genyngs, John, 238 ; William, 180. 



Gerard, Alice, 70; Dorothea, 69; 

Henry, Jasper, Thomas, William, 69, 

70 ; Joan, 69 ; Sir John (elk.), 6$, 67, 

68 ; Robert, 68. 
Gere, Alice, John, 196 ; Walter, 234. 
Germyn, William, 108. 
Gibbes, Agnes, Alice, John, William, 

261. 
Gibbons, Henry, 97, 262 ; John, 171. 
Gifforde, John, 27 ; Sir Rob. (elk.), 59. 
Gilbert, Gylbert, Doctor, 18; Geoffrey, 

Katherine, Margaret, Richard, 224 ; 

James, 242 ; Joan, 24, 25 ; John, 24, 

25 (note), 224, 240, 315 ; Robert, 25, 

76, 177, 224 ; Thomas, 25 ; William 

(Prior), 50. 
Gildon, John, 223. 
Giles, Gylis, Alexaunder, 33; Robert, 

305 ; William, 109, 161, 278. 
Gille, William, 173. 
Glastonbnry, Abbot of, 72, 73, 74, 134, 

I43> I55» 290; Richard Beer, 59, 

106. 
Glover, Isabel, 162 ; John, 163. 
Glyn, John, 263, 264, 265. 
Goddard, Sir John (elk.), 184, 186. 
Godde, John, 159 ; Sir William, 168. 
Goddyslave, John, 136. 
Godegon, Thomas, 61. 
Godehyne, Alice, Edith, Isabel, Joan, 

Thomas, 279 ; John, 278, 279. 
Goderyke, Sir John (elk.), 179. 
Godeslond, Thomas, 311. 
Godgram, John, 298. 
Godrige, John, 162. 
Godyn, John, 323, 324, 325. 
Goge, Alice, Roger, 53. 
Golafre, Sir John (elk.), 128. 
Golde, Agnes, William, 180 ; James, 

Margaret, 209. 
Goldeston, Agnes, Joan, John, Sir John 

(elk.), Wm.,34; Edw.,33. 
Goldewege, Goldewyche, John, 201 ; Sir 

Thos. (elk.), 41, 77. 
Golding, Hugh, 356. 
Goldisborough, Sir Stephen (elk.), 73, 

74, 176. 
Goldsmyth a/s, Clerke, Margett, 161. 
Goldwell, James, 216,. 
Gomuldon, Sir Christopher (elk.), 174, 

175- 



39« 



Jfromtrtrt WHtll*. 



Goodeall, William, 203. 




Gybbis, Thomas, 121. 


Goodhyn, Sir John (elk. ), 254. 




Gybbyng, William, 229. 


Goodwin, John, no, 255. 




Gybson, John, 225. 


Goodwyne als. Lenge, John, no 


j Wil- 


Gylberd, William (Prior), 5a 


liam, in. 




Gylle, Eleanor, Richard, 107. 


Goolde, Henry, 187 ; Joan, 73 ; Sir John, 


Gyllot, SirThos. (elk.), 182. 


259. 




Gyllyngham, Sir Thos. (elk.), 21, 3$, 


Gorewell, Henry, 305. 
Gorges, Sir Edmund (knt.), 149, 
Edward, Jane, John, Margaret 




151. 


is©; 


Gylman, William, 247. 


150; 


Gyst, Lewse, 43. 


William, 149, 150. 




Gyte, Raynold, 20. 


Gorney, Agnes, Isabel, Joan, 35 ; 


Alex- 




ander, Henry, Thomas, 209 ; 


Edith, 




208, 209 ; John, 35, 209 ; Richard, 35, 


H. 


208, 209. 






Goulde, Eliseus, 5. 




Hacket, Sir Jas. (elk.), 221, 248, 249. 


Goundenham, Alianor, Joan, Thomas, 


Haddon, Sir John (elk. ), 1 10, 254. 


310. 




Hakelyn, William, 337. 


Grace, Clement, William, 298. 




Haker, Sir Rich, (elk.), 164. 


Gradon, Thomas, 61. 




Hale, Agnes, John, Robert, 214. 


Grandison, John, Bp., 289, 290. 




Hales, John, 217 ; Matilda, 324, 325. 


Graunt, Alice, 257 ; Geoffrey, 336 ; 


John, 


Halggley, Alice, Henry, 301. 


236 ; Sir John (elk.), 327. 




Hall, Alice, Thomas, 179, 212 ; Joan, 


Grauntham, John, 253. 




John, 212 ; Osmunde, 179 ; William, 


Gravesby, Sir John (elk.), 77. 




180. 


Gregory, Roger, 232. 




Halleton, Nicholas, 290. 


Greme, John, 175. 




Halley, John, William, 268. 


Grendale, Agnes, 4. 




Halse, John, 162. 


Grene, Alice, Walter, 324 ; Dorothy, 


Halys, Joan, John, Margaret, 192. 


William, 252; Giles, 214; Jerome, 


Hamlyn, Alexander, 124. 


Joan, 99 ; John, 255 ; Sir John 


(elk.), 


Hamlyn als. Walle, Alice, Gertrude, 


290 ; Master, 200 ; Simon, 


98; 


John, Robert, 258. 


Thomas, 45, 113. 




Hampton, John, 13; Sir John (elk.), 


Grenefelde, John, 175. 




354- 


Greneham, Thomas, 329. 




Hanam, Joan, 86 ; John, 85 ; Richard, 
86, 87 ; William, 85, 86, 87. 


Grey, John, 306 ; Robert, 304, 305 


, 312, 


3I3» 3*5- 




Hancock, Sir John (elk. ), 36 ; Walter, 


Grice, John, 337. 




315. 


Griffith, John, 34. 




Hansetor, Dorothy, 175. 


Grise, Joan, Thomas, 21. 




Hanson, Thomas, 258. 


Grocyn, William, 116. 




Hanye, Thomas, 296. 


Grybbyll, Richard, 347. 




Happsmyth, 231. 
Hardely, William, 43. 


Gryme, Cristina, 109 ; Joan, 139, 
John, William, 109, 139. 


193; 




Hardiberd, Sir John (elk.), 128 ; Master, 


Grynehelle, John, 320. 




227. 


Guerd, Robert, 293. 




Hardwyk, John, 158, 225, 269. 


Guner, John, 58. 




Hardyng, Maude, Thomas, 84 ; William, 


Gunner als. Stayner, John, 148. 




35- 


Gunniam, John, 71. 




I farewell, John de, Bp., 289, 320; John 
de, Richard, 290; Jonetta, 289; 


Gurney, Richard, 223 ; William, 21, 35. 


Gy, Sir John (elk. ), 202. 




Roger de, 289, 290, 324. 



(nttejr jiomtmim. 



399 



Harman, Agnes, John, 129. 

Harold, Thomas, 99. 

Harow(e), John, 104, 105. 

Harper, Doctor, 63 ; Joan, 161. 

Harris, Harries, Alice, 193 ; Hugh, 226 ; 
John, 193, 259 ; Margery, 73 ; Robert, 
45 ; Thomas, 39, 76, 1 10. 

Harrison, Alice, Edward, Lyonel, Rey- 
nold, 238 ; James, 34. 

Harrop, John, 196 ; Thurston, 190, 196. 

Harte, Joan, 39 ; John, 83. 

Harvy, Thomas, 38; Sir Thos. (elk.), 
138, 152. 

Harwode, Sir Jas. (elk.), 275. 

Haryngton, Doctor, 174. 

Hastho, Sir Rich., 188. 

Hatciyffe, William, 75. 

Haughton, Margaret de, 301. 

Haw, Robert, 307. 

Hawell, Edward, 259. 

Hawke, Master, 195. 

Hawker, John, 196. 

Hawkewode, Sir Thos. (knt.), 303. 

Hawkins, Agnes, 333 ; John, 305. 

Hawks, Sir Wm. (elk.), 85. 

Hawon, John, 313. 

Hawte, William (knt.), 230. 
. Hayball, John, 209. 

Haydon, John, 121. 

Hayes, John, 249 ; Sir Ralph, 230. 

Hayford, Sir Wm. (elk.), 330. 

Hayne, John, 168 ; Thomas, 20 1 ; 
William, 255. 

Haynes, Roger, 339. 

Hayren, Lady Margaret, 59. 

Hayron, John, 305. 

Hayse, John, 153. 

Hay ward, Luce, 188 ; John, 42. 

Haywarding, Sir Hen. (elk.), 42. 

Hedde, Philip, 62. 

Helde, William, 59. 

Helian, Richard, 38. 

Hende, Reynold, 184. 

Hendi, Robert, 80. 

Hendon, Alice, 347. 

Henley, William, 139. 

Hensiey, Alice, Edward, Hugh, Joan, 
Robert, 268. 

Henston, William, 86, 87. 

Herdford, Laurence, 333. 

Hereford, Anchoress of, 300 ; Bishop of, 



Edm. Lacy, 30 ; Dean of, Oliver 

King, 46 (note). 
Herforth, John, 67. 
Her ion, John, 30. 
Heron, John, 155. 
Herpus, Roger, 63. 
Hert, John, 298. 
Hertgill, William, 214. 
Hervey, Humphrey, 94, 157 ; Richard, 

74- 

Hervo, John, 82. 

Hevell, John, 63. 

Heyrie, John, 43. 

Heyron, Ays, 3 ; Elisabeth, 107 ; John, 
3» 4, 107. 

Heys, Sir Walter, 257. 

Hey ton, John, 17. 

Hill, Hyll, Alice, 140; Cecily, Elisa- 
beth, 335; John, 68, 212, 331, 334; 
Marion, 153; Roger, 138, 152, 187, 
228, 335; Thomas, 21, 299, 334; 
William, 140, 215. 

Hillard, John, 189, 223 ; Richard, 131, 
189; Rose, 189. 

Hillary, John, 313 ; Juliana, 305. 

Hinton Charterhouse, prior of, 155, 171, 
191, 283, 331, 332, 338. 

Hody, Alexander, 87, 336, 337 ; Elisa- 
beth, Joan, John, Thomas, 336, 337 ; 
John, knt., Master John, William, 
336 ; Margaret, 337. 

Hogges, Hoggis, John, 207; Richard, 
239, 284 ; Robert, 240. 

Hokreche, Henry, 221. 

Holann, Sir John, 181. 

Holbroke, Agnes, Roger, 42; John, 

237. 
Holbrowke, Robert, 316. 
Holcombe, Sir John (elk.), 139, 142, 

158, 176; Richard, 61, 139. 
Holeot, John, 324 ; Margaret, 323. 
Holhurst, Sir Richard, 318. 
Holleforde, William, 286. 
Holman, John, 14 ; Thomas, 102. 
Holme, William, 315. 
Holmede, Cristian, Isabel, Richard, 

Simon, 207. 
Holmege, John, 324. 
Holyborton, Patrick, 133. 
Holys, John, 14. 
Holywood, Sir Walter, 123. 



40o 



&amttM WSLxlU. 



Homyng, Simon, 10. 

Hone, Margaret, 330. 

Honywoode, John, 217; Robert, 216. 

Hoo, Robert, 141. 

Hooke, John, 24. 

Hooper, Johan, 201 ; Thomas, 39. 

Hope, Sir Wm. (elk.), 293, 294, 314. 

Hoper, Moryce, 56; William, 113, 269. 

Hopkyns, John, 178. 

Hopper, Thomas, 67. 

Hopton, David, 62. 

Hore, Richard, 349, 353, 354 (note). 

Horn(e), Henry, 106; John, 314. 

Horner, Joan, Lady Joan, Katherine, 

Robert, 59; Philip, 261. 
Horsemelle, John at, 320. 
Horsey, Elisabeth, Giles, 213 ; Joan, 
Robert, William, 228; Henry, 6, 9; 
John, 8, 213, 214, 228, 249, 251, 
272 ; Richard, 233. 
Horshey, Henry, 320. 
Horsley, Thomas, 350. 
Horsman, John, 315 ; Peter, 347. 
Hort(e), Florence, Joan, Richard, 171 ; 
Isabel, John, 21, 171 ; William, 21, 
170, 171. 
Horton, Alice, 1 14, 280 ; Joan, Rachel, 
1 14 ; John, 279 ; Margery, 282 ; 
Thomas, 114, 280, 283; William, 
1 14, 280, 282. 
Hoskyn, John, Thomas, 4. 
Houswyf, Sir Roger, 343. 
Howchins, Agnes, Richard, 38. 
Howe, Agnes, Henry, Richard, 270. 
Howell, Alice, Edward, Hugh, James, 

260; John, 18. 
Howell als. Trowbridge, Edward, 260. 
Howper, Thomas, 131 ; William, 38. 
Huchyn, Rauline, William, 355. 
Huet, John, 23. 
Hugons, John, Richard, 3. 
Huisshe, Walter, 295. 
Hull, John, 315 ; Nicholas, 296. 
Hulton, abbot of, 299, 301. 
Hungerford, Richard, Thomas, 235 ; 
Robert, 236; Sir Walter (elk.), 283; 
Sir Walter, knt., 328. 
Hunt(e), Alice, 322, 325 ; Isabella, 332, 
333* 334 J Margaret, 59 ; Ralph, 326, 
332; Robert, 323; Thomas, 333; 
William, 284. 



Hupstone, Sir Robert, 62. 

Hurde, John, Richard, 266. 

Hyatt, William, 192. 

Hyckes, John, 201. 

Hyde, John, Sir John, 80; Richard, 

306. 
Hygon, Elisabeth, Richard, 337. 
Hyllyng, Elisabeth, 187. 
Hyndeston, William, 344. 
Hypsley, Emlene, Isabel, Margaret, 

William, 233 ; John, 233, 234. 



Uchester, prior of, 180, 190. 
Inyn, John, 328. 
Irelond, Thomas, 192. 
Irishe, John, 259. 
Irmongre, Adam, Agnes, 311. 
Iwen, Geoffrey, 335. 



J- 

Jacobe, Richard, 204. 

Jakelett, William, 97. 

James, Jamys, Edmund, 315 ; Margelt, 
174; Sir Richard (elk.), 161. 

Jay, Alice, 60. 

Jeffrey, Jeffreys, Agnes, Margaret, 
Richard, 177 ; Isabel, Joan, John, 
147 ; Sir John (elk.), 155, 176. 

Jeffreys als. Cockes, John, 146. 

Jenens, Nicholas, 173. 

Jenkyn, Alice, 139; Robyn, 14; Wil- 
liam, 139, 306. 

Jenyn(g), John, 123; Sir John (elk.), 
88 ; William, 255. 

Jenyns, Sir Roger (elk. ), 237. 

Jerard (see also Gerard), John, 183. 

Jewe, Elisabeth, Joan, John, Thomas, 
319; Margery, 320; William, 319, 
320- 

[oce, John, 87, 126. 

[ocelyn, Bishop, 88. 

[ohane, Katherine, 161. 

[bhn, Agnes, John, 176. 

[ones, John, 105, 201 ; Sir Roger, 175 ; 
Sir Thos. (elk.), 177; Walter, 164; 
William, 267, 279. 



ff titter Jlomtnum. 



401 



Jorden, Agnes, William, 228; Elisa- 
beth, 229 ; Sir Philip, 262. 

Joyce, Alice, Elisabeth, John, Mar- 
garet, 203 ; William, 203, 253. 
{oye, John, 106. 
oynor, John, 115, 116, 190; Thomas, 
116. 

Jubbes, Thomas, 151. 

Jus, T., 238. 

Justice, Lord Chief, John Fitzjames, 
251, 252, 278; John Hody, 336. 

Juyn, Thomas, 176. 

Juyner, Thomas, 61, 139, 158, 181, 
193- - 



K. 

Kauke, Sir Humphrey (elk.), 143. 

Kaylway, Annes, 252. 

Kaynesham, Sir Thos. (elk.), 139. 

Keat, William, 259. 

Keive, Sir Thos. (elk.), 230. 

Keling, John, 349, 351. 

Kelly, John, Michael, Nicholas, William, 

133 ; Walter, 134. 
Kemes, Arthur, 109, 237. 
Kemmyse, John, 192. 
Kendale, John, 290. 

Kene, Edmund, 81 ; Sir John (elk.), 229. 
Kent, John, 97, 148 ; Thomas, 236. 
Kentwode, Reginald, 324, 325. 
Keove, Sir Thos. (elk.), 230. 
Keper, Grace, Joanna, Richard, Thomas, 

William, 181 ; John, 139, 181 ; Robert, 

I39» *8o. 
Kerton, Richard, 262. 
Ketwyn, William, 255. 
Key, Agnes, Florence, Joan, John, Mary, 

Margett, Thomas, William, 145. 
Keyche, Henry, 315. 
Keyfte, Robert, 267. 
Keys, Roger, 351. 
King, Kyng, Alice, 86 ; Hugh, 288 ; 

James, 262; John, 255; Oliver, Bp., 

44, 46 (note), in ; Sir Simon, 175 ; 

Thomas, 151, 175; Walter, 254; 

Sir William, 298. 
Kirton, Edward, 236. 
Knappe, John, 126 ; Thomas, 184. 
Knight, Knyght, Isabel, John, Walter, 



81; Sir John (elk.), 328; Robert, 52, 
9*» 305; Thomas, 81, 171; William, 
52, 71, 81, 100. 
Knoyell, Knoyle, Alice, John, 20 ; 
Dorothy, 20, 120 ; Elisabeth, 
Kathenne, 120; Joan, 95; Peter, 19, 
20, 21, 120; Robert, 297; William, 

19, 95- 
Kybbys, John, 255. 
Kydford, William, 75, 76. 
K yd welly, Jane, Sir Morgan, 150. 
Kyllyngton, Sir William, 5. 
Kympe, William, 140. 
Kyndale, Richard, 273. 
Kyngismylle, John, 14, 15, 16. 
Kypping, Agnes, Richard, Thomas, 8a 
Kyrchham, John (knt.), Lucy, 118. 
Kyrckby, Thomas, 132. 
Kyrfote, William, 173. 
Kyttys, Sir John, 189. 



L. 



Lacock, Abbess of, 295. 

Lacy, Edmund, 57, 58; Edmund, Bp., 

30, 134; Joan, 58; John, 58, 151; 

Richard, 57 ; Simon, 275 ; Walter, 

1 66 ; William, 239. 
Lambell, James, 191. 
Lamberd, Nicholas, 255; William, 116. 
Lane, John, 222. 
I.ang, Joan, Walter, 139. 
Langdon, Joan, John, Margaret, Robert, 

Thomas, William, 259 ; Nicholas, 206, 

259. 
Langley, John, Katherine, Thomas, 108. 
Langport, Constable of, Portreve of, 3. 
Langthorne, Adam, John, 316. 
Lang ton, Richard, 34 ; Robert, 5. 
Lantre, William, 165. 
Las, William, 66. 
Lassellys, Robert, 99. 
La'amer, Sir Richard (elk.), 126. 
Latemer, Joan, Nicholas, 336, 337 ; 

John, 336. 
Latridge, Idoda, Joan, John, Margaret, 

Richard, 6. 
La Trupull, Fenel, 300. 
Laughell, Margaret, 248. 
Lavor, John, 264. 



3 F 



402 



$omer*et WLilU. 



La War, Thomas, Lord, 8. 

La we, Ralph, 324. 

Lawnder, John, Thomas, William, 

204. 
Lawrance, Lauerans, John, 21 ; Robert, 

87, 141 ; Thomas, 224. 
Lawrence als. Bowyer, Agnes, Henry, 

Nicholas, Robert, 157. 
Lay? on, Sir James (elk.), 140, 174. 
Leche, Margery, 161. 
Leckeford, John, William, 93. 
Leech, Sir Thos. (elk.), 27. 
Leisy, John, 171. 
Leke, John, 255. 
Leman, Sir John, 53. 
Lemman, William, 165. 
Lendege, Edmund, Jane, Joan, Robert, 

32. 

Lenge als. Goodwyn, John, no; 

William, in. 
Lepley, Sir Rich, (elk.), 102. 
Lepton, Joan, Leonard, Ralph, 91. 
Lernewyt, John, 307, 308. 
Leverege, John, 81. 
Leveryng, John, 282. 
Lewes, Joan, 18 ; John, 255. 
Leweston, Edmund, 25. 
Lewis, Sir Adam, 137, 270 ; John, 347 ; 

Robert, 187 (note). 
Leyot, Richard, 337. 
Leyson, Sir J as. (elk.), 140, 174. 
Lincoln Cathedral, Canon of, John 

Walles, 74 ; Sacrist of, Tho. Wright, 

75 ; Sub-Dean of, Simon Stal worth, 

75- 
Lipatt, Thomas, 257. 
Li veil, James, 202. 
Lock, William, 257. 
Loder, Agnes, 333 ; John, 6. 

Logg e » J ohn » IO - 

Ix>ke, William, 175. 

Lokear, Sir John, 281. 

Lokezerd, John, 319, 320. 

Lokyas, Robert, 320. 

Lombard, Sir John (elk.), 287. 

London, Walter, 292, 294 ; William, 

292. 
London, Archdeacon of, Reg. Kentwode, 

325 ; Bishop of, Rich. Fitzjames, 144, 

145, 246; Steward of House of St. 

Katherine, Thos. Champnes, 93 ; 



Master of House of St. Katherine, 96 ; 

Prior of St. Bartholomew, 324 ; Prior 

of St. John's, 103. 
Long, Alice, 282, 283 ; Henry, 280, 

283; Isabel, Mary, 283; John, 75, 

161, 224, 283 ; Thomas, I, 280, 283 ; 

William, 75, 282, 283. 
Loryng, Nygel, 317 ; William, 316. 
Loterell, see Lutterell. 
Lotey, Joan, Robert, 142. 
Lot sham, William, 234. 
Loty, Sir John (Prior), 191. 
Love, Elizabeth, Walter, 187 ; Joan, 

Robert, William, 187, 228 ; Margery, 

228. 
Lovell, Agnes, Edmund, George, 238, 

239 ; Alice, Margery, 239 ; Sir Henry 

(elk.), 202 ; John, 160, 185, 238, 239 ; 

Thomas, 239, 310 ; William, 337. 
Lovell and Ramsham, Lady de, 337. 
Loveney, Sir John (elk.), 310, 311. 
Lowcocke, John, 129. 
Lowe, Humphry, 313. 
Loxton, Nicholas, 158, 284. 
Lucas, Sir John, 131. 
Ludlowe, Mary, Thomas, 13, 15. 
Ludwell, John, 273. 
Lugwardin, John, 39 (note), 
Lukezerde, John, 319, 320. 
Lumbard, Thomas, 249. 
Lupset, Thomas, 185. 
Luton, John, 55. 
Luttrell, Andrew (knt.), 60, 236, 264; 

Sir Hugh (knt.), 60, 104, 105 ; Master, 

175. 
Lydeale, John, 247. 
Lye, Alice, Isabella, John, Margaret, 

Robert, Thomas, William, 48 ; Sibill, 

161. 
Lygh, Sir John (elk.), 279. 
Lymary, Sir Hen. (elk.), 249. 
Lymbre, John, 136. 
Lymbry, Joan, John, Thomas, William, 

266. 
Lyonns, Margaret, Thomas, 302. 
Lypiyate, Nicholas, 356. 

M. 

Macclesfeld, John, 311, 312. 
Machon, William, 351. 



hxtity Jiomttium. 



4<>3 



Mad ice, Thomas, 5, 6. 

Magott, John, 43. 

Makeworthe, Arthur, 247, 273. 

Malet, Avise, Elisabeth, Johanne, 10 ; 

Baldwin, 10, 11, 105, 229, 230, 264, 

265 ; Sir Baldwin, 10 ; Hugh, 10, 

236, 250, 251; Isabel, 10, 11,250; 

Margaret, 1 1 ; Thomas, 10, 250 ; 

William, 10, 11, 236. 
Man, Watkyn, 67. 
Manne, Alice, Isabel, Joan, Julian, 

Matilda, Walter, 131. 
Manns, Sir John (elk.), 293. 
Marchall, NIargaret, 1 14. 
Marche, Andrew, 273. 
Marchell, Joan, 204. 
Markham, Joan, 343. 
Marke, Agnes, 63, 261 ; Alice, 261 ; 

John, 63. 
Markworte, Arthur, 247, 273. 
Markynfeld, Peter, 190. 
Marlar, John, 184 ; Sir John (Prior), 

115. 
Marshall, Elisabeth, 196; Joan, John, 

144; Sir Thos. (elk.), 180; William, 

190, 196. 
Marsshe, John, 125. 
Martel, Andrew, 68. 
Martin, Sir Henry, 331. 
Martyn, Richard, 289, 354 ; Thomas, 

136; SirWm. (elk.), 38. 
Maryner, Sir John (elk.), 157. 
Maser, Sir Wm. (elk.), 61. 
Mason, Sir John (elk.), 264, 266; Sir 

Rich. (elk. ), 329. 
Mathe, John, 121. 
Mathewe, Agnes, Elisabeth, Hugh, 105 ; 

Edith, 240 ; John, 172 ; Sir John 

(elk.), 354; Thomas, 273. 
Maudeley, John, Richard, 126. 
Mauncell, Marmaduke, 208. 
Mautravers, John (knt.), 304, 305. 
Mawnsell, William, 46. * 

May, Henry, 63; John, 121 ; Sir John 

(elk.), 83. 
Maydenhith, John, 298. 
Mayn(e), John, 188 ; Sir Simon, 177. 
Maynerd, John, 62. 
Mayoo, John, 254. 
Meath, Bishop of, Hugh Yng, 162, 166, 

169. 



Mede, James, 255 ; Joan, John, Richard, 
Robert, William, 223 ; Maud, 252. 

Medeford, Constance, Elias, Geoffrey, 
321 ; John, 321, 323; Eleanor, 323, 
325; Rich, (bp.), 321, 323, 325; 
Walter, 320, 325 (note). 

Medyll, Agnes, Isabell, 158 ; John, 157, 
158. 

Meker, Thomas, 264. 

Melior, Alexander, 257. 

Melkesham, Ralph, Robert, 333. 

Meiiyns, Thomas, 257. 

Merdon, John, 133. 

Mere, John, 256, 301 ; William, 307. 

Mershe, John, 214, 296; Thomas, 344; 
William, 296. 

Mervyn, Walter, 1, 12. 

Meryfeld, Alice, Eleanor, Isabel, 225 ; 
John, 166, 225; Margery, 159, 166; 
Nicholas, 120, 158, 225 ; Sir Richard, 
159; Robert, 159, 166, 225. 

Messager, Joan, 300. 

Messlyn, Agnes, Thomas, 27. 

Methey, Sir Rob. (elk.), 271. 

Meton, Thomas, 347. 

Meverel, Agnes, Elisabeth, 300. 

Mew, Nicholas, 310. 

Michell, Anne, Walter, William, 191 ; 
Cuthbert, 247 ; Isabella, Reginald, 
Thomas, 51; Joan, 51, 101, 250; 
John, 335 ; Sir John (elk.), 190, 210, 
211, 212, 239, 261; Margaret, 51, 
191 ; Reynold, 191, 192 ; Richard, 
101, 191; Robert, 39, 98, 131; 
Roger, 194 ; Thomas, 250, 251 ; feir 
Thos. (elk.), 220. 

Middilton, Christopher, 75 ; John, 148. 

Middleton, Abbot of, 304. 

Midwynter, Robert, 273 ; Sir Wm. 
(elk.), 237. 

Millard, Richard, William, 207. 

Mille, Edmund, 88; Sir Nich. (elk.), 
165. 

Miller, William, 75. 

Millet, Thomas, 193. 

Millord, John, 220. 

Milner, Sir Wm. (elk.), ill, 130, 160. 

Milward, Agnes, 63, 138 ; Henry, Isabel, 
William, 220 ; John, 157, 220. 

Mirifizl, Elizabeth, John, Margery, 
I Robert, 241. 



404 



£omn*et WLilU. 



Mohun, Lady Joan, 302. 

Moleham, Cristina, John, 344. 

Molon, Thomas, 213. 

Molyns, William, 342. 

Momford, Sir Philip, 24 ; Thomas, 148. 

Mompesson, Anne, 13, 15,; Avyse, 2; 

Drew, 1, 13; Elisabeth, William, 13; 

Gerard, 12 ; Henry, 1, 13 (note), 14, 

15, 16; John, 2, II, 13, 14,' 15; 

Thomas, 1. 
Mone, Edith, 176; George, 273. 
Mononx, William, 164, 179. 
Montacute, Prior of, 166, 262, 266. 
Monynton, Janyn de, 301. 
Moone, Cristina, William, 257. 
Moore, Thomas, 268. 
Mor, Sir Rich, (elk.), 127. 
Mordaunte, Sir John, 74; Master, 317. 
More, Elisabeth, J one, 140 ; George, 

291 ; John, 7, 61, 141 ; Robert, 33, 

74, 141 ; Roger, 241 ; Welthian, 201 ; 

William, 342, 343, 350. 
Morell, Hugh, 221, 281 ; Robert, 281, 

282 ; Sir Stephen, 66. 
Morgan, Gregory, 13, 15, 154, 155 ; 

Isabel, 154; Robert, 313; William, 

173. 
Morisby, Henry, 45. 
Morris, Mores, Agnes, Johanna, Roger, 

205 ; Elisabeth, 203 ; Jerman, 70 ; 

John, 203, 205, 272; Sir John (elk.), 

168, 169 ; Sir Lewis, 335 ; Peter, 202 ; 

Robert, 78 ; William, 224, 240. 
Mors, Doctor, 126 ; Emme, 232 ; John, 

203, 230, 285 ; Roger, no, 126, 170. 
Mortimer, John, 204; Nicholas, 173. 
Morton, John, Archbp., 6, 9. 
Mostron, Thomas, 38. 
Mount, Sir Thomas, 291. 
Mountagu, Michael, 337. 
Mowill, Richard, 210. 
Mownfort, John, 355. 
Moyn, Moynys, Sir John (elk.), 230, 237. 
Muchelney, Abbot of, 3, 262, 300. 
Multon, John, 108, 109. 
Mundy, Sir John, 217; Master, 267. 
Muryell, John, 99. 
Mycheli (see Michell). 
Myghell, Sir John (elk.), 185. 
Mylcome, Sir Rich, (elk.), 87. 
My U, Mistress, 134. 



Myllard (s-e Millard). 
Mylies, Master, 112. 
Myming, John, 297. 
Myrkhill, John, 155. 



N. 



Nabbey, Nichol de, 300. 

Nandin, John, 67. 

Napper, John, 255. 

Nasshe, Naisshe, William, 8, 300, 301. 

Naus, Master, 193. 

Nawll, Sir Geo. (elk.), 87. 

Nedys, Agnes, Edmund, John, 82 ; Joan, 

William, 23 ; Robert, 52, 82. 
Neele, Sir Nich. (elk.), 229. 
Nele, Henry, John, Margaret, Thomas, 

113 ; Philip, 221 ; Richard, 8. 
Netheway, Agnes, 42, 1 78 ; Joan, 
Marion, Sibil, 178; John, 42, 177, 
178 ; William, 42, 43, 57, 124, 177, 
178. 
Nett, John, 87, 120. 
Nettelton, Robert de, 287. 
Nevery, Thomas, 113. 
Newborough, 30; John, 144, Roger, 

211. 
Newburgh, Thomas, 5. 
Newman, Joan, John, Matilda, Richard, 

William, 180; Sir John, 124. 
Newport, William, 300. 
Newton, Emmet, Richard (knt)., 352; 
Margaret, 150; Thomas, 150, 207, 
264. 
Neytt, John, 159. 

Nichol, George, 179 ; John, 67, 257. 
Nicolls a/s. Chaper, Edith, John, 254. 
Nobill, Robeit, 130. 
Noneye, Henry, 297. 
Nonne, Robert, 214. 
Norce, W T alter, 347. 
Nordon, John, 141. 
Norexo, Richard, 310. 
Norman, Hugh, 247. 
Northcote, John, 192. 
Norton, Master R., 134; Thomas, 302. 
Notte, John, 347. 
Noweris, Julian, Richard, 337. 
Nycolls, Cristian, Elisabeth, George, 
William, 221. 



hxtity Jiomtnum. 



405 



Nye, Margett, 162. 
Nykke, Richard, 4 (note). 



O. 

Oldam, Hugh, 75. 

Oldefeld, Sir Jas. (elk.), 75> 7& 

Oldeman, John, 83. 

Oldom, Bernard, 74. 

Olvard, John, 238. 

Olyver, Joan, 212 ; Sir Rob. (elk.), 100, 

101, 145, 161 ; Thomas, 39. 
Orchard, Sir John (elk.), 145, 169, 183, 

185, 186, 201, 202, 238 ; Master, 217 ; 

Sir Thomas (elk.), 145, 

Orgley, J oan > J ohn > 8 7- 

Ormond, James, Earl of Wilts, 6. 

Osgood, Richard, 208. 

Osney, Abbot of, 349. 

Othum, John, 293, 294r 

Otrye, John, 131. 

Owland, John, 180. 

Oxford, Archdeacon of, Oliver King, 46 

(note) ; Warden of New College, 108 ; 

Provost of Oriel, r lhos. Cornish, 170 

(note) ; Treasurer of Oriel, Thos. 

Cornish, 169 (note). 



P. 



Packe, Edwolde, Joan, 315. 

Page, Robert, 80, 91. 

Palmer, Matilda, 330 ; Thomas, 47 » 

William, 41, 330, 331. 
Palton, John, 307. 
Panes, John, 157, 291. 
Panter, Alice, 319 ; John, 97, 307 ; 

Peter, 337 ; William, 133. 
Pares, Joan, Thomas, 202. 
Parfyte, Sir Robert, 351. 
Parissh, Thomas, 355. 
Parke, John, 221 ; Richard, 178. 
Parken, Edward, 166. 
Parker, Giles, Hugh, 342; Sir John (elk.), 

324 ; Richard, 196 ; William, 303. 
Parkhouse, William, 222, 260. 
Parnell, John, Robert, 33. 
Parshut, Alice, William, 323. 
Partriche, Adam, 300. 



Pary, John, 213. 

Parys, Agnes, Joan, William, 194 ; Alice, 

202; John, 193. 
Parys a/s. A'court, Isabel, 219 ; John, 

202, 219. 
Passe water, Alice, Emmota, Robert, 316. 
Patche, Joan, 252. 
Paty, Geoffrey, Richard, 125. 
Paunscefote, Alice, 218, 219 ; Henry, 
217 ; Margery, Sir Walter (knt.), 218. 
Pawlett (see Powlett). 
Payn(e), Henry, 59 ; John, 226 ; Robert, 

303 ; Thomas, 1 16, 258. 
Paynell, William, 79. 
Paynet, Robert, 324. 
Paynre, John, 317. 
Paynter, John, 255. 
Pederham, Nicholas, 201. 
Peek(s), Sir William (elk.), 300, 301. 
Pelle, Sir John (elk.), 331. 
Pemberton, Elisabeth, Helen, Hugh, 

40 ; Katherine, 40, 41 ; Robert, jo ; 

Robert (knt.), 40, 41. 
Pembroke, Richard, Thomas, 39. 
Penkeny, Richard, 255. 
Peny, Giles, 50, 87 ; John, 342, 343. 
Perman, Edith, 162. 
Perott, Hugh, 335, 336 (note). 
Pers, Joan, 176 ; Symon, 175 ; Sir 

Theobald (elk.), 108, 150, 151. 
Person, Alice, 330; John, 116, 330. 
Persons, John, 348 
Pery, John, 269 ; Richard, 230. 
Peryn, John, 2, 137 ; Margaret, 2 ; 

Katherine, 137. 
Pester, Agnes, Alexander, Christopher, 

Matilda, Thomas, 234 ; Sir Richard 

(prior), 61. 
Pet, Thomas, 5. 
Petybon, John, 347. 
Petygrewe, Agnes, Joan, 2. 
Peverell, John, 344 ; Richard, 209. 
Peyton, Alice, Arthur, John, Thomas, 

William, 175. 
Phelipps, Richard, 263, 264, 265. 
Phelpes, Henry, 118. 
Philipott, Lady, 45. 
Philips, Alice, Anne, 135 ; George, 261 ; 

John, 203, 261 ; Richard, 134, 256 ; 

Thomas, 217 ; Sir Thomas (clk.)i 

262; William, 130. 



406 



&ouuxM wiau. 



Philpys, Agnes, Joan, Katherine, 339; 

William, 338. 
Phylipp, Morgan, 203. 
Pickering, John, 75. 

Piers, Sir Theobald (elk.), 108, 150, 151. 
Prgott, Richard, 6, 9. 
Pimpill [Pympell), William, 121, 139. 
Piper, John, 123 ; Thomas, 122. 
Pitt (see also Pytt), Agnes, Margery, 

205. 
Pitts ah. Chapman, Robert, 121. 
Plaste, John, 140. 
Pleard, Nicholas, 65. 
Plemley, Sir Richard (elk.), 204. 
Plesans(Plesande), Henry, 213, 269. 
Pleystede, William, 288. 
Plommer, John, 157, 
Plompton, John, 75, 76, 151. 
Plukenet, William, 255. 
Plutnley, John, 142. 
Plummet, Magote, 307+ 
Pock is we 11 (Pox well J, Elisabeth, 70 ; 

John, 230, 
Podmore, John T 295, 296, 297. 
Pole, John, 6, 177, 279; Walter, 264, 

265. 
Pollard, Lewes, 195. 
Polrigge, John, 5. 
Polslo, Prioress of, 330. 
Pomery, Pomar, Sir Richard (elk.), 130, 

133, 184, 185. 
Poole, Isabel, 154 i John, 153, 155. 
Poorte, John, 333. 
Popehim, John, 222, 
Popeley, William, 267. 
Pople, Sir John (elk.), 229. 
Popull, William, 20, 70, 120. 
Popyn, John, 165. 
Porter, Emme, Hugh, Richard, 284 ; 

Joan, no, 210, 2S4 ; John, 247, 273; 

"Owen, 210, 271, 272, 284, 285. 
Portman, 20, Alice, 20 ; Antony, Dora- 

thie, 19; John, 19, 21, 94, 178, 211 ; 

Leonard, 19, 211; Walter, 335 j 

William, 19, 212. 
Postell, Richard t 297 ; Thomas, 298. 
Pole, John, 41* 
Potter, Joan, 197. 
Pourton, Estrill, 305. 
Powlett, Sir Amys, 4; Amisius (knt.), 

121, 122 (note), 165, 166 ; Hugh, 



264 ; John, 45, 112, 227, 230 ; Mary, 
45, 230; Master (knt.), 220; William 
(knt,}, 344. 

Pownd, John, 13S ; Sir John (elk.), 260. 

Prancard, John, 315 ; William, 304. 
I Prefer, John, 267, 
I Prest, Preist, William, 174, 175, 204. 
j Preston, Sir Thomas (elk.), 19;. 
1 Pre we, John, 97, 100, 101. 
i p "gE3» John, 310. 

Fnston, Joan, 204. 

Proward, Sir Thos., 38. 
I Prowes (Prows), Cecily, John, Nicholas, 
I 233 ; Thomas, 136 (note). 
j Prynce, Thomas, 209. 
i Puilen, Sir Thos. (elk.), 233, 234. 

Punter, Sir John (elk. ), 92. 

Purkas, John, 190. 

Puryton, Roger, 345. 

Puynter, Robert,, 101. 

Py cot, John, 318. 

Pykman, John, 39. 

Pykstoke, Sir Thos. (elk.), 160, 165. 

Pyllon, Agnes, Isabel, Matilda, 166; 
John, 335, 

Pylton (Des%), Prior of, 136. 

Pym, Reynold, 236. 

Pander, Robert, 173. 

Pyne, Alice, Roben, 60 ; John, 255 ; 
Richard, 59, 135. 

Pyry, William, 32^ 324, 325. 

Pytt (see also Pitt), John, 131 ; Robert, 
205 ; William, 162. 



Quarr, Abbot of, 24. 

Quarre, Agnes, Alice, John, Thomas, 

211; Margaret, 210, 211; Richard, 

210. 
Quarrell, John, 255. 
Querke, Robert, 172. 
Quystrom, Henry, 301. 



Rabbas, Agnes, Alice, 297. 
Radford, Robert, 157. 
Radnore, Henry, 300. 



ffnttejr jiommum. 



407 



Ragelan, Robert, 336. 

Rake, Robert, 18$. 

Ratcliffe, Anne, Grace, Isabel, 277 ; 

Thomas, 190, 277, 278 ; William, 

214. 
Rauleygh, Roger, 291. 
Rawlyn, Walter, 256 ; William, 14. 
Rawiyns a/s. Baily, Anne, 183 ; William, 

181. 
Raybon, Sir John, 138. 
Raygate, Roger, 295. 
Rayny, John, 228. 
Rede, Henry, 113. 
Redeberde, Cecil, 141. 
Redlinch, Lord of, 245, 246. 
Redyng, Sir Walter, 131. 
Reed, John, 131. 
Reffe, William, 222. 
Retford, John, 43. 
Rexbone, Sir John (elk. ), 30. 
Reynold, Sir Aldem (elk.), 180; Sir 

John (elk.), 328, 349, 351; Peter, 

260. 
Reynyon, Richard, 113. 
Rhodes, Knight of, Rob. Pemberton, 

40. 
Rk?, Sir John, 160. 
Ricart, Philip, 47. 
Richard(s), Agnes, 201 ; Dave, 135 ; Sir 

John (elk.), 172, 248, 249. 
Riglyn, Sir Wm. (elk.), 171. 
Rille, Sir Richard, 177. 
Robyns, Agnes, Alice, Edith, Isabel, 

Joan, Margery, Walter, 225 ; John, 

225, 305 ; Richard, 177, 337 ; William, 

337. 
Robyns a/s. Sadler, Isabel, 199. 
Rodberd, Sir Thos. (elk.), 220. 
Rodney, Ann, Sir John (knt.), 227; 

Master, 232 ; Isabella, 302 ; Walter, 

(knt), 302. 
Roger(s), Agnes, 108 ; Edward, George, 

232, 26$ ; Henry, 265 ; Hugh, 83 ; 

Master, 43 ; Nicholas, 1, 272 ; Thomas, 

210, 253; William, 39; Sir Wm. 

(elk.), 171, 231, 232. 
Rok, Robert, 233. 

Roke, Agnes, 163 ; John, Simon, 71. 
Roland, Sir John (elk.), 328. 
Roller, John, 342, 343 ; William, 50, 

H5. 



Rolls, Clerk of the, John Franke, 329. 

Rooff, John, Margery, 273. 

Roper, Emeline, Henry, John, Richard, 

Willmina, 356; Robert, 7, 26, 157, 

356. 
Rose, Cristina, John, 146; Thomas, 

119. 
Rotheram, Sir Rob. (elk.), 99, 135, 191, 

251, 252, 254. 
Rowceter, Thomas, 264; William, 

338. 
Rowden, Richard, 14. 
Row(e), Agnes, Alice, Christopher, 22 ; 

John, 22, 195, 196; Richard, 350. 
Rowland, Thomas, 297. 
Rowlys, Elisabeth, 73; Nicholas, 123. 
Rowsewill, Adam, Alice, Harry, Joan, 

Sir John, Maud, 215 ; John, 215, 

260 ; Master, 133 ; William, 214, 346. 
Roynyon, Agnes, 112, 156; Bridget, Ed- 
mund, Margaret, Nicholas, Thomas, 

156; John, 156, 338; Margery, 112; 

Richard, 46, 113, 155; William, 155. 
Ruge, Robert, 308. 

Ru gg e » J onn » 42 ; Robert, William, 214. 
Rugmere, Prebendary of, 46 (note). 
Rumpayn, Joan, Richard, William, 

354- 
Rumsey, Alson, 148 ; William, 232. 
Russewell, Master, 133. 
Ryall, Dan, 162 ; Thomas, Willia', 53. 
Ryder, John, 261. 
Rydon, William, 337. 
Rygbye, Sir Robert, 177. 
Rygmaden, Robert, 43. 
Ryngeston, John, William, 143 ; Philip, 

106. 
Ryton, Sir John (elk.), 311. 



Sadeler, John, 61. 

Sadler a/s. Robyns, Isabel, 199. 

St. Davids, William, Bishop of, 351. 

Saint Lo, Alice, 346; Cecily, 116; 

Edmund, Elisabeth, 125 ; Eleanor, 

125, 126; John, 126, 346; Nicholas, 

116, 125. 
St. Mary de Pree, Prioress of, 250 

(note). 



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ftomertfet VBtTIe. 



St. Maur, Ann, 72 (note), 73 ; Ela, 309 ; 
Elisabeth, 49, 50, 72 ; Jane (Joan), 72 
(note), 73, 74; John, 72 (note), 73, 
310; Lord, 241, 242; Margaret, 49, 
50, 72, 73 ; Nicholas, 310 ; Sir Richard 
(knt.), 309, 310 (note); Sir Thomas 
(knt.), 72 (note), 93; Sir William 
(knt.), 7, 8,9,^48, 72, 72- 

Salbrige, Robert, 105. 

Salisbury, John, 324; Thomas, 126. 

Salisbury, Archdeacon of, Walt. Mede- 
ford, 325 (note) ; Bishop of, Rich. 
Medeford, 321, 323, 325 ; Countess of, 
303. 

Salisbury Cathedral, Canon of, Wm. 
Loryng, 316 ; Canon of, Rich. Postell, 
297 ; Dean of, John Chaundeler, 318 ; 
Treasurer of, Hen. Sutton, 4. 

Salop, Abbot of, 286. 

Salopia, Ralph de, Bp., 286. 

Saiwey, John, 43. 

Sambome, Sir Robert (elk.), 287. 

Sambrooke, Thomas, 337, 338. 

Samford, Sampford, Alice, Christian, 
John, Margery, William, 50 ; Elisabeth, 
141 ; Eleanor, 253 ; Hugh, 254 ; 
Richard, 50, 76, 313. 

Sammeli, John, 329, 345 ; Katherine, 

345- 
Sampson, Sir Philip, 257. 
Samuel, John, 345 ; Thomas, 307. 
S.ipcott, William, 137. 
Saunder, John, Julian, 97, 98 ; Raufe, 

Waller, 98 ; Richard, 1 57. 
Saunders, Agnes, 279; John, 34, 124, 

179> 192, 208, 209, 279 ; Sir John (elk.), 

72, 74 ; Margaret, 163 ; Nicholas, 

180; Thomas, 179, 279; William, 

163, I79> 194, 226. 
Saunderwike, John, 173. 
Savage, John, 311. 
Sawell, Sir Thos. (elk.), 85. 
Saxe, Sir Wm. (elk.), 146. 
Say(e), Sir Nich. (elk.), 120; Thomas, 

26; Sir Wm. (elk.), 188, 229. 
Scharpe, Richard, 333. 
Schelford, Elisabeth, 254. 
Schette, Sir John (elk.), 272. 
Schornen, Master John, 30. 
Scotte, Robert, 63. 
Scroope, Richard, Archbp., 301. 



Scryvener, Robert, 127. 

Scutt, Sir John, 263. 

Sedenham, John, 184. 

Segrave, Sir Hugh (knt. ), 289, 290. 
! Selwode, Alice, Cecily, Joan, Rob., 
Thos., 194 ; John, 194, 202, 219, 233 ; 
! William, 121, 139, 194. 
: Semer, William, 342. 
! Sendall, John, 255. 
\ Sender, John, 66. 
I Sentlaw, Edmund, 133. 
! Sergeaunt, Thomas, 347. 
j Serger, Maud, 129 ; Waiter, 129, 130. 
I Serjeaunt, John, 288, 289. 
j Serne, Agnes, John, 63 ; Henry, 256 ; 
I Joan, 184, 261. 

Serry, Agnes, Alice, Dorothy, Eliz., 
George, John, Roger, 235. 

Sestel, Thomas, 66. 

Seward, Henry, 266 ; Simon, 189, 297 ; 
Thomas, 184, 267. 

Seybrook, Lawrence, 288, 289. 

Seyntclere, Richard, 102. 

Shadweil, Richard, 84. 

Shaftesbury, Abbess of, 254. 

Shaket, Robert, 324. 

Shawe, Agnes, John, 323. 

Shelford, Elisabeth, 254 ; Sir Thos. 
(elk.), 328. 

Shelingford, Sir Thos. (elk.), 145, 224. 

Shene, Sir John (elk.), 354. 

Shepherd, Ede, 269; Edith, 59; Henry, 
282 ; Isabel, 148 ; John, 160 ; Robert, 
59 ; William, 33. 

Sherborne, Abbot of, 19, 21 ; Prior of, 

19- 
Sherewill, John, 264, 265. 
Sherman, Gylliam, 34. 
Shetill, Richard, 32. 
Shewit, William, 227. 
Sheyer, Matilda, Walter, 108. 
Shipcote, Margarete, 192. 
Shipward, John, Katherine, 339 . 
Shirborne, Robert, 44. 
Shoram, SirWm. (elk.), 82. 
Shotelsbroke, Alice, 323. 
Shotesbroke, John, 325. 
Shurford, William, 55. 
Shurte, Cristian, William, 265. 
Shytell, Richard, 347. 
Silcoke, Agnes, John, 38. 



fnUrr jtamutum. 



409 



Sillyngford, Walter, 145. 

Silvester, William, 97, 10 1. 

Skarr, John, 259. 

Skeling, John, 219. 

Skellton, Richard, 39. 

Skelton, William, 329. 

Skete, John, 347. 

Skewys, John, 49, 50, 73, 74t 193- 

Skey, Alice, Richard, 337. 

Skeyte, Thomas, 125. 

Skidmore, Henry, 149. 

Skilling, John, 265. 

Skorche, Richard, 202. 

Skuse, John, 45. 

Skytt, David, John, 4a 

Slo, Sloo, Robert, 286, 290. 

Slyar, Thomas, 121, 

Smyth, Agnes, 120, 140 ; Edmund, 148; 
Elisabeth, Margaret, 140 ; Isabel, 98, 
140; Joan, 140, 180; John, 3, 74, 
120, 130, 155. 197, 298, 3H; Sir 
John, 298 ; Richard, 82, 280, 282 ; 
Sir Robert, 351 ; Roger, 240 ; William, 
140, 148, 207, 210, 211, 219, 226, 

231- 
Smyth a/s. Cleman, Richard, 199. 

Snede, John, 161. 

Sojper, Alice, 240; John, 178, 240; 
Thomas, 224, 239, 240. 

Sowly, Walter, 221. 

Spayne, Emma, 112, 113. 

Spede, James, 255. 

Speke, Anne, 190 ; Elisabeth, 189 ; 
George, 189, 190, 195 ; Sir George 
(knt.), 235, 275, 277 ; Isabel, Thomas, 
277, 278; John, 190 ; Sir John (knt.), 
7, 28, 30, 189, 195 ; Master, 134. 

Speke a/s. Colshill, Elisabeth, 195. 

Spekynton, William, 127. 

Spencer, Thomas, 241. 

Spenser, Alice, 324 ; Gilbert, 315 ; 
Lady de, 303. 

Spersoll, Richard, 297. 

Spert, Thomas, 290. 

Splent, Thomas, 121. 

Spremocc, Elisabeth, 323. 

Sprynge, Edith, John, 254. 

Spurd°, John, 91. 

Spurge, John, 52. 

Spyne, William, 317, 318. 

Spyryge, Alice, 206. 



Squire, Sir Wm. (elk.), 236. 

Stabourch, Roger, 355. 

Stably, Sir John, 128. 

Stabyn, William, 155. 

Stadam, Ede, 129. 

Stafford, Elisabeth, Humphrey, 305, 

313; Lady Elisabeth, 304, 312; 

Humphry (knt.), 304, 305, 312 : John, 

306 ; Robert, 91. 
Stakbolk, William, 66. 
Stakpole, Sir Philip (elk.), 68. 
Stalbrige, Thomas, 214. 
Stalinge, William, 14a 
Stalworth, Simon, 75. 
Stanborough, Roger, 334, 355 ; William, 

339. 
Standon, Joan, 301. 
Stanter, Elisabeth, William, 68. 
Stary, John, 87, 26? ; Thomas, 207. 
Stavordale, Prior of, 242-246, 310. 
Stawel, Ann, 72 (note), 73; Rol>crt, 

72 (note), 73 (note). 
Stawnton, John, 92. 
Stayner, John, 80. 
Stayner a/s. Gunner, John, 148. 
Stetyn, Sir Wm. (elk.), 319. 
Stenyng, Edward, 51, 235, 236 ; Eleanor, 

Walter, 23s ; Thomas, Thomasyn, 

236. 
Stere, Roger, 135. 
Steregge (Steryge), Sir John (elk.), 135, 

155, 189. 
Sterte, Ralph, 329. 
Steur, Sir Nicholas (elk.), 313, 314. 
Stevyns, Sir John, 80 ; Richard, 52 ; 

Thomas, 173 ; Walter, 204. 
Stiver, Roger, 313. 
Stockman, Roger, 238. 
Stoke, Helie, 330; Robert, 27. 
Stoke, Provost of, 263. 
Stokke, Thomas, 324. 
Stoky, Andrew, 200. 
Stone, Gilbert de, 295 ; John, 329, 337 ; 

Ralph, 272; Sir Richard, J49, 351 j 

Sir Thomas (elk.), 25; Robert, 223; 

Sir Walter, 170, 171 } William, 186. 
Storke, Alice, 252. 
Storowe, Isabel, 237; John, 42, 123, 

212, 237. 
Storthwait, Sir John (elk.), 328. 
Storton, John, 328. 

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4io 



&omer*et WKflfe. 



Stour, Nicholas, 313. 
Stourton, Christopher, Edward, William, 
Wm. (knt.), 214 ; John, 335. 

Stradling, 1 ; Agnes, Thomas, 109 ; 

John, 108. 
Strande, Thomas, 63. 
Strangwishe, Giles, 206, 207 ; James, 

John, Thomas, 100. 
Straunge, Roger, 311. 
Strecle, Sir Wm. (elk.), 324. 
Strete, Agnes, Cristian, Edward, 
Margaret, Robert, Thomas, William, 
269; John, 121, 122 (note), 194, 
269. 

Strode, Joan, 262 ; Thomas, 163 ; 
William, 94. 

Stronge, John, 238 ; Margery, 148. 

Stroude, Alice, 141, 142 ; John, 141 ; 
Thomas, 141, 142, 211, 261 ; Sir 
Thos. (elk.), 160; William, 157. 

Stryde, Alice, 168, 201 ; Walter, 168, 
169, 201. 

Sturrage, Cecily, John, 27. 

Stuvyn, Thomas, 24. 

Style, Henry, 187; John, 213; Sir 
Gilbert (elk.), 225. 

Styles, William, 188. 

Sty His, Joan, 255. 

Suddon, John, 337. 

Sumaster, Isabel, Joan, Richard, Wal- 
ter, 62 ; John, 62, 195, 196 ; William, 
30, 44, 62. 

Sumpterrnan, John, 303. 

Sutton, Henry, 4. 

Swalowe, Katherine, 24 ; William, 23. 

Swan, Richard, 300. 

Swayne, Thomas, 202 ; William, 164. 

Swetebon, Brother, 301 ; John, 300. 

Sydenham, Sydnam, Agnes, Silvester, 
222; Alexander, 221; Alice, Joan, 
Margery, 161 ; George, 215, 222 ; 
John, 161, 215, 222, 240, 258; 
Simon, 318; William, 215. 

Sye, John, 43. 

Sylley, John, 214. 

Sylpryn, Thomas, 324. 

Symmys, John, 178; William, 194. 

Symon, John, 260. 

Symons, Philip, 271. 

Symson, Davy, Margaret, William, 256. 

Symys, John, 80. 



Taillour, John, 273 ; Philip, 116. 
Takeford, Sir Thos. (elk.), 106. 
Takker, Nicholas, 99. 
Talbot, Elisabeth, 322, 325 ; John, 161 ; 

Matilda, 330. 
Tanner, John, 122, 253; Sibil, 122; 

William, 160 (note). 
Tarrant, abbess of, 19, 344. 
Taunton, archdeacon of, Oliver King, 
46 (note) ; John Moyn, 230, 237 ; 
prior of, 3, 29, 30, 31, 37, 42, 51, 52, 
61, 62, 89, 137, 152, 157, 211, 212, 
228 ; sub-prior of, 31. 
Taunton, Thomas, 196. 
Taverner, William, 160. 
Taylor, Alexander, 68; John, 30, 121, 
129, 163, 208, 282; Ralph, 333; 
Richard, 175. 
Tedbery, Agnes, 162. 
Tege, Henry, 194. 
Tempyll, Agnes, 107. 
Tenos, bishop of, Thos. Cornish, 36, 45, 
108, 113, 159, 160, 167, 169 (note), 
170 (note), 200. 
Terry, Thomas, 295, 297, 308. 
Tewe, John, 303. 
Tewkesbury, abbot of, 293. 
Thesser, Robert, 197. 
Thlude, John, 176. 
Thomas, Sir John (elk.), 52; Hugh, 43, 

52, 57, 62, 71 ; William, 320. 
Thoriton, Isabella, Philip, 309 ; Joan, 

308, 309 ; John, 308. 
Thorne, Peter, 249 ; Robert, 78. 
Thornton, Henry, 208, 209, 265. 
Thurban, John, 82. 
Thykk, Joan, Richard, Thomas, 204 ; 

John, 203, 204. 
Tidbury, Robert, William, 178. 
Togwell, Alexander, John, Thomas, 
124, 137; Alison, 137; Elisabeth, 
124; Harre, 32; Isabel, 138. 
Toker, Henry, Margery, 260; John, 

121, 261. 
Tolle, John, 43. 
Toms, John, 206. 
Tomyowe, Thomas, 193. 
Toplyff, Cecily, 179. 
Toppe, Richard, 350. 



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411 



Tome, Sir John, 91. 

Tose, Alexander, Joan, John, 25, 26, 

27 ; Isabel, Margery, Nicholas, 

Robert, 27. 
Totehill, John, 166. 
Tot ell, William, 295, 297. 
Totesye, Joan, 356. 
Touker, Towker, Joan, John, Robert, 

146; Julian, 151; Thomas, 324; 

William, 151, 254. 
Tovyngton, John, 112. 
Tower, Sir John, 78. 
Towey, Isabel, 279. 
Towky, William, 282. 
Tracy, John, 145, 344. 
Trant, William, 65. 
Trapp, Matilda, 108 ; Nicholas, 107, 

130; Richard, 166. 
Trapp als. Adam, Alice, 129 ; Richard, 

107. 
Tremayll, Elis, Joan, Lucy, 118; John, 

117, 118, 119, 231; Margaret, Philip, 

117, 118; Thomas, 116, 119. 
Trente, John, 314. 
Trevelyan, George, Jane, Thomas, 198 ; 

John, knt., 197. 
Tristram, Alice, Margaret, 320. 
Trivet, John, knt., 295. 
Trott, Joan, 106 ; John, 105 ; Henry, 

264. 
Trott, Trotth, Sir Peter (elk.), 128, 172. 
Trowbridge, Margaret, 196. 
Trowbridge als. Howell, Edward, 260, 

261 (note). 
Trubschawe, Thomas, 217. 
Truk, Joan, 308. 
Trunket, John, 315. 
Trybill, John, 153. 
Tucker, Walter, 264. 
Turnor, John, 185 ; William, 313. 
Turpandi, James, 68. 
Turpulton, John, 300. 
Turry, Thomas, 307. 
Turwhitt, Sir William, knt., 75. 
Tutgay, William, 208. 
Tutt, Alice, John, Robert, Thos., Wm., 

208. 
Tutlebury, John, 290. 
Twyg, John, 184, 186. 
Tybot, Thomas, 79. 
Tybrighton, Roger, 286. 



Tygo, Robert, 112. 

Tyler, John, 159, 168, 347 ; Master, 

199; Mistress, 161; William, 155. 
Tylly, John, 258; Margaret, Thomas, 

118; SirWm. (elk.), 238. 
Tyndynhull, William, 310. 
Tynte, Edmund, Joan, 168. 
Tyntenhull, Sir John (elk.), 288. 
Typp, Sir Wm. (elk.), 284. 
Tyrell, Sir Thos., knt., 93. 
Tyttesbury, John, 335. 



U. 



Unwyn, I ; Isabel, 346 ; Robert, 

14, I5> 16, 345, 346, 347 ; Thomas, 2. 

Upcot, Joan, 61 ; Thomas, 60, 61. 

Uppeton, Alice, 196. 

Upton, Alice de, William de, 292 ; John 
de, 291. 

Uske als. Ap- Howell, Benedict, 354. 

Ussher, John, 272, 303 ; Mary, 272. 

Uvedale, William, 351. 

Uxebrugh, Sir John, 314. 



Valyantt, Sir John (elk.), 221. 

Vaughan, John, 113, 116. 

Vawse, William, 232. 

Veel, Henry, 305 ; Robert, 315. 

Verney, Agnes, Johanne, 103 ; George, 

Joan, 103, 104 ; John, 102, 103, 104 ; 

Katherine, Robert, 102, 104; 

Richard, 104. 
Veyse, John, 133. 
Veyzy, John, 133, 134. 
Viall, James, 115; Mary, 115, 116. 
Vicare, John, 234. 
Vincent, Anthony, George, Posthemio, 

Richard, 75 ; Thomas, 10 1. 
Vorsett, John, 262. 
Vowell, Elisabeth, 145 ; John, 36 ; Sir 

Richard, 129 ; William, 227, 230. 
Vowlis, Elisabeth, 163 ; John, 163, 164. 

W. 

Wade, John, 77, 123; Thomas* 77; 
William, 297. 





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